|Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides tridactylus|
Amazing views of a female THREE-TOED WOODPECKER Picoides tridactylus
today in Trnovski gozd. First I heard it feeding, then I got closer and found it working a dead silver fir Abies alba
. It wasn't disturbed by my presence and so it allowed close views for at least 45 minutes. It sometimes called shortly and also drummed once. Video below and here
|Three-toed Woodpecker habitat|
Lots of other common birds in the forest, including a Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes
& Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius
At dusk a TENGMALM'S OWL Aegolius funereus
delivered two short calls (squirrel-like), while an unexpected WOODCOCK Scolopax rusticola
made a short flight above a forest glade. This was my first Woodcock after several years (3 or 4 maybe), so I was quite glad to see one.
All in all an excellent day in one of my favourite places.