This method of foraging by White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos is diagnostic. No other woodpecker in Europe works on timber in this manner. Dead or rotting stumps and standing trees are finely worked from top to bottom, de-barked and chiselled, as the bird searches for wood-boring beetle larvae. Photo by Gerard Gorman taken in the Zemplen Hills, Hungary, May 2014.
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.