Warm and Stormy January Day – part II

This female Great Spotted Woodpecker (Buntspecht – Dendrocopos major) was going for food. She sat very close but behind some other sticks, so the photos are not perfect. But I was able to see how she got that fat maggot (3rd photo) and a photo with her tongue (4th photo). In case you haven’t seen that great post of Laura Erickson about bird tongues – go see it.
Click on the photos to enlarge.

Dendrocopos major

Dendrocopos major

Dendrocopos major

Dendrocopos major

Those photos give a little impression, on how windy it was.

Mandarin Duck (Mandarinenente – Aix galericulata) in the wind:
aix galericulata

Black-headed Gull (Lachmöwe – Larus ridibundus) haning in the air:Larus ridibundus

The Lake Greifensee with waves
Greifensee

I also saw this female Northern Pintail (Spiessente – Anas acuta):
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Mew Gull (Sturmmöwe – Larus canus)Mew Gull

Eurasian Chiffchaff (Zilpzalp – Phylloscopus collybita):Chiff Chaff

Greifensee

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~ by Natalie on January 11, 2015.

3 Responses to “Warm and Stormy January Day – part II”

  1. So many pretty photographs! Very cool shots of the woodpecker. I would love to see one of these.

  2. […] mid-January is reserved for the international waterfowl count (here is the link in German). The Saturday before the temperature was very mild. The weekend of the count it was raining or snowing all over […]

  3. Looks like a fabulous place to do walk around and do some birding…

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