This is not my video but from a webcam. I've seen this woodpecker in the country of the webcam but the light was poor and my photos were rubbish.
I should add that it's not seen in the UK only in Europe but shouldn't be difficult to suss out. Dave CH and Noisette are disqualified LOL
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Great webcam capture Tony; nearest I can get with a lot of searching is a middle spotted Woodpecker on the Makov Bird Sanctuary cam, in Czech Republic !
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Feisty little guy isn't he/she. I thought you'd get him fairly easily. Well done, Hazel, on tracking down the webcam site. As you deduced it's a rescue site for injured wildlife and some interesting stuff appears on the webcam including Great Egret and White Storks.
When I visited the Czech Republic a few years ago now the weather was awful even though it was May. This is one of the very poor shots I got of the woodpecker. Better than nothing I suppose.
Was really interesting to see this bird Tony and despite the dreadful weather you still managed to get a shot of it which is certainly better than nothing. I must start looking at some of the webcams once they are live as it's always good to see something a bit different - just keep kicking myself that I wasn't into birdwatching whilst we lived in all those amazing countries abroad lol
post edit: it was the basket that gave the site away and made the search for webcam a tad easier !
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