Black woodpecker

Posted by ursulakatariina (Uusikaupunki, Finland) on 25 October 2014 in Animal & Insect.

Yesterday I heard loud crying sounds from outside my balcony and decided to go out with my camera and take a look what's keeping that noise.
This is what was keeping the noise, a female black woodpecker. I have never been so close to one before and did not have an idea they were so big - it's bigger than a magpie!

Black Woodpecker - Dryocopus martius - Palokärki


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Marym from PA, United States

Well I never knew there were black woodpeckers...I learned something new today ; ) I looks like our pileted woodpecker but black.

25 Oct 2014 1:40pm

@Marym: I just looked some pictures of the pileted woodpecker and saw it is a really beautiful bird! Never knew there were pileted woodpeckers so I learned something new today too. :)

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I have never seen one of these before. Thanks you for sharing this lovely image

25 Oct 2014 6:06pm

@Ruthiebear: Nice that I could show you something new. :)

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Very nice and rare black

25 Oct 2014 7:56pm

@Patrick M.: Thank you.

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Canon EOS 70D
1/60 second
ISO 1250
187 mm


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