WHITE-BACKED WOODPECKER Dendrocopos leucotos ssp. lilfordi. Brilliant views of this male for more than 20 minutes as it fed and preened on a beech tree (video). Later it moved on the ground to "work" a rotten tree...and alongside it was...surprise:
Excellent all-day birding in the Snežnik forests. Apart from the above, I also had a WOODCOCK Scolopax rusticola (flying across a forest road and then perched on the ground in full view), a Grey-headed Woodpecker Picus canus and a Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor near Koritnice. And of course loads of common forest birds.