The hole (about 12cm long) in this dead, fallen tree was made by Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius. Black Woodpeckers are very comfortable working on logs like this, and on the ground itself. Note the large wood-chips. Taken in the Buda Hills, Budapest, Hungary, by Gerard Gorman.
A new book on European wildlife signs published September 2014. Click the cover image for more details
WELCOME TO TRACKS & SIGNS
This blog deals with the tracks and signs that wildlife leave. These include foot, hoof, claw and paw prints, trails, dung, scat, sprait, pellets, spawn, eggs, feathers, fur, nests, burrows, dens, bones, food remains etc. Get out there, get tracking and please contribute with comments and photos. Gerard Gorman
Central & Eastern European Wildlife
Gerard Gorman is author of this book, published in 2008 by Bradt. It has sections on Looking For Wildlife and Tracks And Signs.