Monday, March 28, 2011

Drum majors and minors

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopus minor)
Wanstead Flats, London, England, 26 March 2011, 0729h.
Territorial drumming on mature Sessile Oak; 24-30 taps in each 1.2-1.5 second roll (up to 14 rolls per minute).

Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopus major)
Parque Natural de Los Alcornocales, Andalucia, Spain, 15 April 2010, 1228h
Territorial drumming on mature Cork Oak; 15-17 taps in each 0.80-0.85 second roll (up to 11 rolls per minute).


Jonathan Lethbridge said...

Was that you I met with a furry microphone on the Flats at the weekend then?

Fraser Simpson said...

Hi Jonathan, yes it was. Thanks for the LSW tip.

stan said...

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Fraser Simpson said...

Thanks Stan.