Saturday, 8 February 2014

Great Spotted Woodpecker at Loch Garten - Scotland Day 3

It was a thrill for me to be able to see the Great Spotted Woodpecker because it is only in the last few years that we have ever had any of these birds in Northern Ireland.  Up to that, we neither had snakes or Woodpeckers!!  However, very few people, including myself have seen them here.  So hope you enjoy the still I took of this lovely bird.











I hope you enjoyed seeing the Great Spotted Woodpecker as much as I did.


Thank you for visiting and I think most of you got a laugh from my post of yesterday.

I was very touched that so many took the trouble to wish me a Happy Birthday, it made my day.

I appreciate all the comments you left on any of my posts.

20 comments:

  1. I would enjoy seeing this delightful bird up close like you did Margaret

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  2. Happy Birthday dear Margaret!Tomorrow its mine!How lucky you are seeing that beautiful bird ,the Woodpecker !
    Great shots and captures!Wonderful pictures!Thank you for visiting my post!Have a happy weekend!
    Dimi...

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  3. Happy Birthday, Margaret! I hope you day was wonderful! I love your woodpecker, awesome closeups. Thank you for linking up to my Saturday's Critters. Have a happy weekend!

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  4. Yes, of course Margaret I'd forgotten that Great-spotted Woodpeckers only appeared over there in recent years. You made up for the lost years with those splendid pictures though.

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  5. Great you saw one they are common here but very nervous. This is Mrs Great Spotted Woodpecker. In Scotland there are little ones about the size of a Starling.

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  6. Lovely shots of this wood pecker Margaret! I have some shots I did from my cabin last year of a huge redheaded wood pecker. Will have to post them sometime. interesting that there are no snakes in ireland. Don't really think you are missing anything. If you think you are, will be happy to mail you one or more from the woods here. hope that your birthday was lovely. my daughters 40 th birthday is today, so your birthdays are very close. Mine is coming soon. the older you get, the more birthdays you seem to have, and closer together too. Have to live faster... LOL. Have a lovely day!

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  7. Wonderful shots of this beautiful woodpecker. I hope your birthday was grand!

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  8. Happy Birthday from me too. Your shots here are amazing. I like the sunset light in them.

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  9. handsomely marked bird, for sure! congrats!

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  10. Nice shots of the Great Spotted Woodpecker, at home with peanut feeder.

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  11. I had never even heard of this bird,but then,I don't know much about birds from your side of the world. He is a charming bird.

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  12. great shots. A woodpecker I see rather often.

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  13. I love that 4th photo with the little bird peeking from beneath the feeder at the woodpecker. I wonder what it is thinking????? LOL

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  14. Great captures of this handsome woody!

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  15. These are wonderful pictures.

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  16. He's a real beauty Margaret, great photos!

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  17. Lovely photos of this handsome bird. Have a great Sunday, Margaret!

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  18. What a distinctively colored Woodpecker. Thanks for sharing.

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