Sep 29, 2011

Close-up with a Laced Woodpecker ( Picus Vittatus ) 27-33 cm

Birders would invariably wish to watch birds up-close, as close as they possibly could without stressing the birds. However there are occasions when the birds fly and perch so incredibly close that it 'stuns' the birder! All one could do is to remain completely 'stoned stiff' lest the slightest movement frightens off the bird/s.

In this instance I was in luck. This Woody was quite happy jumping around the same vicinity and gave me the opportunity to take some really close shots - although not precisely the full bird I would have wished for. But I am not complaining. 


  1. Great shots, Henry! (Especially the top one :)