Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Eurasian Wryneck - in hand

A Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla about to be released after being ringed (banded). Bourgas, Bulgaria, September 2018 (Gerard Gorman). 

Monday, 3 September 2018

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - Europe's smallest

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Dryobates minor. At just 14-16cm long this species is the smallest picid in Europe. Photo taken recently in Hungary, by Gerard Gorman. 

Thursday, 16 August 2018


The title WOODPECKERS in the RSPB SPOTLIGHT series of books is due out very soon. I have received a pre-publication copy and it looks good! This colourful book focuses mainly on the four species occurring in Britain - Great Spotted, Lesser Spotted and Green Woodpeckers and Wryneck, but also includes background on woodpeckers around the world. For more details click WOODPECKERS.

Friday, 20 July 2018

Black Woodpecker nestling

Here is another Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius) nestling, begging to be fed. From the Dordogne region in France. Photo by Yann Cambon.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Female Black Woodpecker nestling.

Female Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius) nestling. Dordogne, France. Photo by Yann Cambon. 

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Talk on woodpeckers at the BRITISH BIRD FAIR

One for the diary... I am giving a talk at the BIRD FAIR at Rutland Water UK, on 18th August at 3.30pm. Entitled SPOTLIGHT ON WOODPECKERS. See you there?