Woodpeckers & Blackbirds
Drumming & whistling in the woods
Wolfgang Praegler & Gudrun Mirbach-Praegler
During spring it is quite loud in our forests. Birds are looking for partners to build a nest and start breeding. Male Thrushes and Blackbirds are marking their territory by singing loudly and whistling long melodies. On the right with the speckled belly we can see a Fieldfare, having caught a worm. Dark brown or black is the Blackbird. Male Woodpeckers mark their territory with loud drum rolls. Even female Woodpeckers can drum in order to look for partners. The male Great Spotted Woodpecker has a crimson patch in the neck which the female is lacking. Both show a red lower belly.