The Daily Bird #489.

A big nut thief! From Charly, who notes: For long I thought the holes in some nuts are made by spotted nutcracker, Nucifraga caryocactates, but I have never seen one. This weekend purely by accident I had a camera in hand when I heard the “tok-tok-tok” from the walnut tree and got the opportunity to catch the thief in the act. And it is great spotted woodpecker.

I do not mind them doing this. Everything they destroy is subsequently cracked and given in the feeder for the smaller birds to enjoy. I have more nuts than I can eat anyway. Click for full size!

© Charly, all rights reserved.


  1. says

    Giliell, it is Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Dendrocopos major. I originally thought it is nutcracker until I saw the culprit.
    I know people who say they saw a Nutcracker, but I did not have that luck yet.

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