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Black woodpecker

Posted by
ursulakatariina (Ed, Sweden) 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


Canon EOS 70D 1/60 second F/5.6 ISO 1250 187 mm

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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.

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Funny little "logger".

26 Oct 2014 6:08am

@Jypyä Pop: Yeah, funny and noisy. :)

L'Angevine from Angers, France

superbe les pattes et l'oeil

26 Oct 2014 7:55am

@L'Angevine: merci

Oiva from Turku, Finland

Nice picture of Woody Woodpecker! In Finland was once a cartoon in which the bird's name was "Nakke Nakuttaja"! I'm once again jealous I not never got a photo of it!:-)))))))))))))))Haleja.

Happy Sunday to you!

26 Oct 2014 11:40am

@Oiva: Thank you!

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