Thursday, 23 April 2015

Cross-eyed woodpecker

This guy hit the kitchen window with a tremendous bang this afternoon.  When I went out to investigate I wasn't expecting to find anything alive but he was.  A magpie had heard the bang and was showing an unhealthy interest so I picked him up to keep him safe.  He was completely stunned and only semiconscious but had no obvious major injury.  I checked also that he wasn't ringed.

It took about half an hour before he was really with it.  He was happily sat on my finger without seeming to realise I was there and then another woodpecker called very close by and he suddenly flew up to the top of a tree.  Let's hope he's OK and will be back in early June with his chicks for more photos.

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