Great Spotted Woodpecker in Flight
Sculptor – Andrew Glasby
Edition of 48
Great Spotted Woodpeckers are about blackbird-sized and have striking black and white markings. They have a very distinctive bouncing flight and spend most of the time clinging to tree trunks and branches, often trying to hide on the side away from the observer.
Its presence is often announced by its loud call or by its distinctive spring ‘drumming’ display. The male has a distinctive red patch on the back of the head and young birds have a red crown.