RSPB Old Moor Reserve, Dearne Valley, South Yorkshire, England.
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Top Ten in the Birds with Black challenge – Absolute Clarity group.


birds, woodpeckers, great spotted woodpecker, rspb, old moor, dearne valley, wildlife, natural history

Unborn tomorrow, and dead yesterday,
Why fret about them if today be sweet!

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam – Edward Fitzgerald

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  • dilouise
    dilouiseabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful shot Mike. Have you entered this in the Head of a Bird Challenge in the Birds, Birds, Birds Group?

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • pcfyi
    pcfyiabout 2 years ago

    9-3-2012 Monday Features

  • Nice to see my work featured alongside so many brilliant photos. Many thanks.

    – MikeSquires

  • dilouise
    dilouiseabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured in ‘The Birds’ with this brilliant shot, everything about is lovely, especially when viewed large.

  • Thanks Di.

    – MikeSquires

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Thanks Ray. Great to be featured in Closeups in Nature.

    – MikeSquires

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 2 years ago

    congratulations for your well deserved feature in the Closeups in Nature group !!!
    my best, francis.

  • Thank you for your message Francis. It is very much appreciated.

    – MikeSquires

  • labaker
    labakeralmost 2 years ago


  • Thanks again Larry.

    – MikeSquires

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 1 year ago

    Wonderful detail in this, Mike! Great capture!

  • Thank you Dot.

    – MikeSquires

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 1 year ago

    Stunning close up! Great light, color, and clarity!

  • Thank you Angie.

    – MikeSquires

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 1 year ago

    Outstanding work

  • Thanks Joy.

    – MikeSquires

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