Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Wildlife: Great Spotted Woodpecker

Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major. Budapest, Hungary (Gerard Gorman). This is the most common and widespread woodpecker in Europe. It is often an urban bird and readily visits gardens, even in cities.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Destinations: Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippines

Subic Bay lies about 2 hours by road NW of Manila. It is a great birding destination, one of the easiest to work in the Philippines, with good roads through old forests, some of which is protected. Several Philippine bird endemics can be found here including some woodpeckers, owls and this one, Coleto, a species of starling.