Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Eurasian Green Woodpecker - close-up

Eurasian Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis) close-up. Hungary, September 2021. Image by Gerard Gorman. This is a female, note the all-black malar stripe (sometimes called moustache). Males have red.   

Wednesday, 11 August 2021

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Eurasian Wryneck

Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla). Hungary, April 2021. This migratory picid is back from its wintering quarters. Photo by Gerard Gorman.

Thursday, 8 April 2021

Black Woodpecker with some brown plumage.

Sometimes Black Woodpeckers (Dryocopus martius) have some brown feathers. The reason for this has still not been satisfactorily explained.

Thursday, 8 October 2020

I'm delighted to announce that my new book is now published. The Green Woodpecker: a monograph on Picus viridis is available from amazon on-line stores. Gerard Gorman.

Saturday, 22 August 2020

Juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker


Juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major), Ocsa ringing/banding camp, Hungary, August 2020.