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A full-frame, composed in camera, capture of the juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major), who is a frequent visitor to our garden. The red cap covering the head, common to all GSW juveniles,is beginning to recede. Males retain a red patch at the nape of the neck, whilst females do not. Time will tell to see whether this youngster is male or female, though my feeling is female.
8.7m from subject, tripod. Please click on image to view on black.

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