Tuesday, 7 December 2010

The world's most unfortunate woodpecker?

We recently received this photo via a long chain of emails, but just had to share it. Apparently, the photographer had come home (in Hertfordshire) in the middle of the day at the beginning of November to find this Green Woodpecker embedded in the barge board above his garage. The beak appeared to have gone about 15mm into the wood.

Unfortunately the bird was quickly disposed of, as it would have been interesting to have seen it! Answers on a postcard please as to whether it was in mid-flight when it hit, or was pecking a bit too vigorously...

Thanks to Jonathan Smith for sending this round originally and for letting us use the photos.

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