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Green Woodpecker - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Feeding time

The Green Woodpecker chick is now large enough to stick its head out of the nesting hole. Previously all we could see …

Green Woodpecker - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Yet more Green Woodpeckers

Being in a portable hide and spending time with these Green Woodpeckers has been a thrill. Here’s the male with his distinctive …

Green Woodpecker - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

More Green Woodpeckers

Okay, I’m getting the hang of these Green Woodpeckers now. You wait for three hours and see nothing. You hear a call, …

Green Woodpecker - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

This is the shot I wanted

And I didn’t disturb the bird to get it. We discovered a Green Woodpeckers’ nest just over a month ago. Since then …

Green Woodpecker - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Can you see it?

I’m walking along the outskirts of my local industrial estate when a bird flies up from in front of me. It’s been …

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Lesser Spotted Birdwatcher

Hello and welcome to my blog, particularly for those who haven’t visited before. This Hall of Einar blog has been going for …

Great Spotted Woodpecker - Alviano - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Great Spotted Woodpecker

There’s a Great Spotted Woodpecker in this Italian forest. I hear the cry “Picchio Rosso Maggiore” and see it approach: This woodpecker’s …

Green Woodpecker - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

A juvenile Green Woodpecker

Our friend Paolo is driving us round some of his favourite birding spots in Tarquinia in Italy. It’s hot, I’ve got the …

Red Bellied Woodpecker - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Red Bellied Woodpecker

I’ve been ever so slightly keen on seeing woodpeckers while I’ve been in Virginia. They are common here because there are many …

Great Spotted Woodpecker - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Great Spotted Woodpecker

There’s a Great Spotted Woodpecker in the tree in front of me. It knows I’m here because it’s keeping to the other …

Great Spotted Woodpecker - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Pecking Wood

The Great Spotted Woodpecker, Dendrocopos major, is a wonderful bird. This is a female coming in search of food at the WWF …

Female Great Spotted Woodpecker - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Eyelids like seat belts

Woodpeckers and headaches. Wouldn’t you get a headache if you banged your head against a tree 12,000 times a day? Luckily for …

Female Great Spotted Woodpecker - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Great Spotted Woodpecker

The woodland walk barriers seem to mock me as I walk up the ramp. There are carvings of birds all along the …