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 Photo-a-Day      (Saturday, 10th August, 2013) Views: 2,573 
Woody...
 Woody...   by John Burns  (Sony Alpha A55 SLT, Sigma 70-300)
...the Woodpecker.

Comment by David Barker on 10th August 2013 at 01:15
Beautiful shot John,this is a female ,the males have a red nape patch,love the woodpecker always seems to pose for the camera,nice to have you back John keep um coming.


Comment by Ellen on 10th August 2013 at 01:30
Love this! He looks so self-confident!


Comment by Lizzie down under on 10th August 2013 at 06:29
Beautiful John....we don't get them here in Australia like that....would be a good pick for my album.....cheers!!!


Comment by Ron D on 10th August 2013 at 08:48
Well caught. Excellent


Comment by dirty harry on 10th August 2013 at 09:19
"EEEEER" hello people im not getting a wigan conection with this piccy.....it could be anywhere


Comment by rolo69 on 10th August 2013 at 09:27
Good one John,some people may be interested in a program that they have at Canterbury university.They are trying to clone birds like they did with Dolly the sheep to see if colours can be past from one to another.They did this with a male woodpecker and a white homing pigeon.The colours didn't cross over,but every time the bird came home after a flight it knocked on the door!


Comment by A.W. on 10th August 2013 at 09:49
Lovely photo, John, wish I had your skill for wildlife photography.


Comment by rolo69 on 10th August 2013 at 12:02
dirty harry,EEEEER, if a person from Wigan takes a photo of "anything" and some people from wigan like it,like myself, there is the coNnection


Comment by Lizzie down under on 10th August 2013 at 12:17
Dirty Harry it could also fly into the centre of Wigan at any time it chooses....so does that sound plausible to you....I think it is a Wigan Woodpecker.....so I wouldn't be in a rush to decide it is nothing to do with a connection to good old Wiggin.....cheers!!!


Comment by Anne on 10th August 2013 at 12:59
Love it ,watching MY peckers right now. Youngsters still have their red caps.


Comment by Roy on 10th August 2013 at 14:40
It must be a Wiganer, it's got it's cherry and white shirt on. Before you Latics fans have a moan, had it been a Bluebird i would have said the same thing,lol. Nice photo John well caught.


Comment by Jean F (Wales) on 10th August 2013 at 20:48
Surely she`s not pecked all that wood away!


Comment by John H on 10th August 2013 at 21:15
Cracking shot


Comment by john on 11th August 2013 at 00:09
I haven't posted much lately due to comments by idiots who have nothing better than to slag off peoples photos, if you can do better lets see them big mouths


Comment by john on 11th August 2013 at 00:12
I have one of female she came in garden yesterday about 630am and also a young one would you believe


Comment by peterp on 11th August 2013 at 06:57
Well done john. Nice photo of nature and not easy to take. Ignore the idiots they will go away, Keep posting and let us enjoy the photos


Comment by John H on 15th August 2013 at 00:50
Cracking shot, shot to perfection, Nice to see such a beautiful photograph. What do you think Dirty Harry? Nice name by the way. Funny thing nick names mine is Sparky & I am no electrician


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