Great Spotted Woodpecker about to be Buzzed by a Sparrowhawk

Great Spotted Woodpecker about to be Buzzed by a Sparrowhawk

Observation - Great Spotted Woodpecker about to be Buzzed by a Sparrowhawk - UK and Ireland. Description: Interesting event, this one. I saw the GSW open it's beak as I lied up the camera. I took a couple of shots, thinking, I've not seen one do that before, looked up and a Sparrowhawk whizzed past. I wonder if the open beak display put it off?

Interesting event, this one. I saw the GSW open it's beak as I lied up the camera. I took a couple of shots, thinking, "I've not seen one do that before," looked up and a Sparrowhawk whizzed past. I wonder if the open beak display put it off?