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Old May 31, 2009, 5:59 AM   #1
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I'm always happy to see something new in my (small) garden (6mx10m), but yesterday it was with mixed feelings.

Saw something flapping its wings.
It was this small "great spotted woodpecker" that must have dropped out of a tree. Got my camera, a quick shot and stayed then out of its sight.

The next half hour it tried climbing back into the tree it dropped out what finally succeeded.


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Old May 31, 2009, 2:43 PM   #2
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Nice picture of an attractive little woodpecker. I have never seen this species before. Thanks for sharing.

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Story ended well! A rare opportunity to get so close to a woodpecker, nice picture!

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Great shot Ronny!
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Glad to hear that the baby made it back home safely. Nice picture.
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I love happy endings, what a cutie, well captured.
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Everyone, thanks for the great comments.

It hasn't come down again so I guess everything is going good.

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Great photo and great story.

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Hi Ronny,

Great job taking advantage of an unusual opportunity!!!! It seems that these situations turn out badly more often than not. I'm really glad to hear that this one ended well for the little guy.

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Thanks,

Scott we have a rescue service in our neighborhood for birds so if it didn't get back in the tree we had an alternative, my biggest concern however was that no cat wandered by, or a crow would spot the chick.
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