-contributed by Shuvadip Som (member of facebook group Birds and Birders)
It was early morning and I had checked in a resort in Binsar, just an evening earlier and I was too tired after traveling the zigzag 120 kms from Kathgodam.
The fast and continuous tap-tap-tap sound woke me up. Took a look outside my window and saw this beauty. My camera was ready, shot immediately. Incidentally, this is my first bird Photography before brushing my teeth … Lol.
And the best part this guy was just 9-10 metres away from me, see exact details below.
Name – The Scaly Bellied Woodpecker
Location – Binsar, near Almora, Uttarakhand
DoP – 05/04/2019 (April – 2019)
EXIF – 1/2000, f/6.3, ISO1600 at 550 mm