Friday 1 June 2018

Black Woodpecker's nest

Just a short blog post dedicated to the Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius we've been following recently. A pair bred in a tall beech tree in the Karst, near Sežana and at the end of May we could witness the adult male bring food to its 3 (at least) chicks inside the nest. By now the chicks have most probably already left the nest-hole. Black Woodpecker is a widespread species throughout Slovenia's forests, but breeding behaviour like this is always amazing to watch. The photos and videos were taken from a safe distance from the nest, using powerful zoom lenses and without disturbing the birds. Mitja Cernich took the above pics, while Sara recorded the video (watch it in HD and wide screen mode).