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Again, my deepest apologies. In recent times work got me again relentlessly so I have had less time for the internet than previously, but I just have to post this!!

The poor little fellow has recently learned to come to the judas tree with Mum and Dad and his siblings. I think they nest in our neighbours' garden. But he hadn't listened much to his flying instructions and must have crashed into the garden lamp post. Where Chris spotted him this morning, cursing the cats. But he was not dead at all, I picked him up and put him safe in the conservatory, in the sunflower seed bowl that I use for topping up. Naaawwh he had to fly again.
So Chris put him into the Judas tree, on a biggish branch out of certain predator's reach. An hour later he was hanging to the tree again, Chris tells me and now he is off with his family.
Hope he is ok.

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Camera:Nikon D3x Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:tamron sp adaptall 2 300mm f2.8 Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:27 May 2014 - 8:48 AM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.0
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:320
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:I should have used a crash helmet!
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:27 May 2014 - 5:40 PM
Tags:Accident, Great spotted woodpecker, Gsw, Juvenile, Wildlife / nature, Woodpecker
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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2014 - 5:42 PM

great comp annette love the pov super colours and detail a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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JohnoP
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27 May 2014 - 5:52 PM

Bless....hopefully a happy ending then Annette! Smile John

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2193 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2014 - 6:00 PM

You have to give him ten out of ten for perseverance Annette

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2014 - 6:02 PM

Two wonderful captures, Annette, and so glad you were able to rescue him before any marauders got hold of him. Carol

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rontear
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27 May 2014 - 6:25 PM

Stunned start !!! Annette. Rescue service too GrinGrin
Ron

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2014 - 6:30 PM

oh! the poor little thing

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2014 - 6:40 PM

Two super shots of this lovely young woodpecker, Annette!
A disprin or two should help it recover!!Smile

Richard

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2014 - 6:56 PM

I think you did exactly the right thing Annette. Help with shelter where you can and then let nature take its course. Lovely shot.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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digital_boi
27 May 2014 - 7:06 PM

he looks a tad dazed in V1 but a good rescue and capture

Graham

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2014 - 7:18 PM

These two have the 'Aaaaaaah' factor in truckloads.

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2014 - 8:06 PM

You did your bit Annettte

They are quite tough creatures, so hopefully all is well in the end

Adrian

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2186 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2014 - 10:09 PM

Glad he was rescued,and that you were able to have a great image of himSmile
Netta

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
27 May 2014 - 11:04 PM

Beautiful images; lovely tale. Well captured.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2014 - 11:13 PM

Hope he has no more mishaps!!! Grin Two very lovely shots.
Joan.

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2014 - 11:37 PM

Some things in life Annette,
you have got to learn the hard way !!
Good shots.
Mick.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2014 - 11:44 PM

Good rescue job - if only birds realised we mean them no harm but they fly away so
quickly when we appear with a camera!!
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2014 - 1:02 AM

I had a little hairy woodpecker for a very little while, He had crashed into my window--- Once he worke up and got his head on straight he was off to the woods again!

Yours is a cutie!

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SimonFletch
SimonFletch e2 Member SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2014 - 4:41 AM

Great story to accompany these two smashing images, Annette.
I do like a 'happy ending'..!

Simon

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
28 May 2014 - 5:45 PM

lovely capture. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64441 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2014 - 7:33 PM

Aw, good luck little guy. Smile

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2014 - 9:07 PM

Looking sorry for itself.. glad it all came good.

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2014 - 5:09 PM

It is not at all easy to get independent and fly safely. We had a similar experience in our garden, only difference - it was a trush here learning to fly.
Beautiful image of this teenager woody.
Johanna

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evelen
evelen  9 England
18 Aug 2014 - 6:20 PM

lovely captures.
eve.

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