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I should have used a crash helmet!

By annettep38  
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.

Tags: Woodpecker Great spotted woodpecker Accident Juvenile Gsw Wildlife and nature

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
27 May 2014 5:42PM
great comp annette love the pov super colours and detail a cracker nice one Wink

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JohnoP 12 2
27 May 2014 5:52PM
Bless....hopefully a happy ending then Annette! Smile John
ColleenA Plus
5 355 5 Australia
27 May 2014 6:00PM
You have to give him ten out of ten for perseverance Annette
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
27 May 2014 6:02PM
Two wonderful captures, Annette, and so glad you were able to rescue him before any marauders got hold of him. Carol
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
27 May 2014 6:25PM
Stunned start !!! Annette. Rescue service too GrinGrin
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
27 May 2014 6:30PM
oh! the poor little thing
27 May 2014 6:40PM
Two super shots of this lovely young woodpecker, Annette!
A disprin or two should help it recover!!Smile

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
27 May 2014 6:56PM
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
27 May 2014 7:06PM
he looks a tad dazed in V1 but a good rescue and capture

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
27 May 2014 7:18PM
These two have the 'Aaaaaaah' factor in truckloads.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
27 May 2014 8:06PM
You did your bit Annettte

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

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
27 May 2014 10:09PM
Glad he was rescued,and that you were able to have a great image of himSmile
27 May 2014 11:04PM
Beautiful images; lovely tale. Well captured.
8 10 10 England
27 May 2014 11:13PM
Hope he has no more mishaps!!! Grin Two very lovely shots.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
27 May 2014 11:37PM
Some things in life Annette,
you have got to learn the hard way !!
Good shots.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 113 United Kingdom
27 May 2014 11:44PM
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
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
28 May 2014 1:02AM
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!
28 May 2014 4:41AM
Great story to accompany these two smashing images, Annette.
I do like a 'happy ending'..!

lovely capture. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
28 May 2014 7:33PM
Aw, good luck little guy. Smile
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
29 May 2014 9:07PM
Looking sorry for itself.. glad it all came good.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2014 5:09PM
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.
evelen 13 5 England
18 Aug 2014 6:20PM
lovely captures.

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