Looks like one of the cats brought a new play thing home!!!! I managed to let it out the window but it flew to a small apple tree in the garden. Apparently Woodpeckers are not used to flying at night and can be disorientated. Hope it stays out of harms way until daylight.


karin :): poor thing. I hope it survives

Posted: 2018 Jan 22 11:05:44 PM

stroppirob: I did think about keeping it safe in a cardboard box overnight to make sure it's ok. But it's a woodpecker... I don't think it would take long for it to get out of one of those ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Posted: 2018 Jan 22 11:52:48 PM

charmychelle: Iโ€™m crossing my fingers for him...hope heโ€™ll be ok... ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž

Posted: 2018 Jan 23 12:25:53 AM

stroppirob: No sign of it in the garden this morning do I'm hoping he flew off ok ๐Ÿ˜Š

Posted: 2018 Jan 23 10:50:27 PM

karin :): and....did he fly away ?

Posted: 2018 Jan 23 6:46:54 AM

stroppirob: Had a good search around the garden this morning and couldn't find any trace of him so I'm hoping he flew off ok ๐Ÿ˜Š

Posted: 2018 Jan 23 10:53:41 PM

pini72164: WOW ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

Posted: 2018 Jan 23 7:17:11 AM

stroppirob: It was amazing to see a woodpecker up so close as they are very shy but he had a very lucky escape from my cats ๐Ÿ˜Š

Posted: 2018 Jan 23 11:03:32 PM

mariacarmen: Aww, poor creature๐Ÿ˜ฎIt seems that he is totally paralyzed๐Ÿ˜จ

Posted: 2018 Jan 23 7:40:36 AM

stroppirob: Ha ha that could have been because of me getting too close and the firing of the flash on my phone several times to try and get a good shot. With me and the cats it's amazing he didn't for of fright ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Posted: 2018 Jan 23 11:10:22 PM

_alessandro_: I'm really sorry! I hope this beautiful specimen, recover and live!๐Ÿ˜ข

Posted: 2018 Jan 23 8:52:12 AM

stroppirob: It's unusual to get so close to a woodpecker as they are very shy birds. I had a good look around the garden this morning but could not find him so i hope he flew off and is ok ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜Š

Posted: 2018 Jan 23 11:17:54 PM

hogman72664 or david: Thanks for caring and sharing this beautiful bird. You definitely did the best thing releasing it, birds do tend to stress if confined and quite often die of it

Posted: 2018 Jan 23 1:56:39 PM

hogman72664 or david: Quite a cat you've got , that is a hell of a feat to catch a woodpecker.

Posted: 2018 Jan 23 1:57:45 PM

karin :): brave woodpecker !! a hero in pecker country

Posted: 2018 Jan 23 11:01:13 PM

stroppirob: Longleat forest is two or three miles away but i guess at this time of year with food being scarce they'll take the risk of coming closer to houses humans and cats in their search for food. No sign of him this morning so I hope he flew off ok ๐Ÿ˜Š

Posted: 2018 Jan 23 11:26:53 PM

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