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Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)

Observed: 26th May 2011 By: MickETalbotMickETalbot’s reputation in BirdsMickETalbot’s reputation in BirdsMickETalbot’s reputation in BirdsMickETalbot’s reputation in Birds
Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)
Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)

Caught by my eldest daughters cat. Checked out and realesed.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


Thistle's picture

Brave cat ...

... taking on a beak like that.

MickETalbot's picture

big cat...

...when it started bringing in dead dogs, she really did get worried... I jest of course.

Just for the record the pecker was taken to the wild life hospital on Rookery lane, Lincoln, where it was checked out, then released.

ar8922's picture

Dazed cat!

My partner recalls a time, while living in Canada, when she saw her cat about to bring a woodpecker (unknown species) into the house. Unfortunately for the cat, it got too close to the door jamb and the bird began to peck furiously at it. Apparantly the cat's eyes appeared to rattle in its head and it was left rather dazed and confused as the woodpecker made its escape. I'm not sure the cat was ever quite the same after that but my partner still regularly chuckles at the memory.

jonnam318's picture

A lucky escape!

A lucky escape!