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Coal Tit v Woodpecker

Observed: 9th April 2013 By: rstewartbrstewartb’s reputation in Birdsrstewartb’s reputation in Birdsrstewartb’s reputation in Birdsrstewartb’s reputation in Birdsrstewartb’s reputation in Birds
Coal Tit and Woodpecker
Female Great Spotted Woodpecker and Coal Tit
Female Great Spotted Woodpecker and Coal Tit
Female Great Spotted Woodpecker in flight
Description:

For some reason this Coal Tit decided to have a go at the female Great Spotted Woodpecker feeding on the other side of the nut feeder. David and Goliath!

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Species interactions

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Comments

Mike Griffiths's picture

Terrific series of pictures,

Terrific series of pictures, well spotted!

scarpermac's picture

Coal Tit v Woodpecker

What a great set of photos - great composition and must have been exciting to witness too? Great stuff. Who won?

Feel free to look at my ongoing (hopefully improving) collection of pictures on Flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/46256910@N00/

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Thanks

They both flew off so I suppose you would call it a draw!

Thistle's picture

Wow!

Would you want to tangle with a beak like that?

I've often been surprised at how possessive both coal and blue tits can be but usually directed towards birds of pretty much their own size.

Great photos. Thanks for sharing them.

Ian