Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Magellanic Woodpecker feeding hole

Feeding hole made by Magellanic Woodpecker Campephilus magellanicus. This species is the only large picid in Patagonian forests thus such holes are easy to assign to species. Near Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina, November 2010, Gerard Gorman.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Campo Flicker Nest Hole

Not all woodpeckers nest in tree cavities. Some create holes in banks, cliffs, even the ground or buildings. The Campo Flicker Colaptes campestris of South America is one such species. This nest hole was in a sandy-bank in Brazil.  

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Geese Footprints in Wet Sand

Geese footprints (probably Greylags) in wet sand on the coast at Haapsalu, Estonia. May 2011.