Great Spotted Woodpecker ?

Great Spotted Woodpecker ?

Observation - Great Spotted Woodpecker ?. Description: sent the photos to a friend this is their reply: Hi Rich, I sent your pictures to an ornithologist friend of mine and add his reply below: I have studied my books carefully and all I can say is I don’t think it’s a normal Great Spotted or Lesser

sent the photos to a friend this is their reply:

Hi Rich,

I sent your pictures to an ornithologist friend of mine and add his reply below:

"I have studied my books carefully and all I can say is I don’t think it’s a normal Great Spotted or Lesser Spotted. From my books and the markings I can see I would guess it’s a White Backed Woodpecker which normally frequents South East Europe or Norway coasts.
I would suggest he sends these to the RSPB or the BTO for identification as I don’t know what to think.