Sparrowhawk with Green woodpecker Claerwen

(via Fiona Wase) Amazing sight yesterday morning….a sparrowhawk has caught a green woodpecker and was struggling to subdue it. It flew off with it and appeared to try to drown it in a puddle, has anyone experienced anything like this before? Pictures aren’t great as taken from vehicle I’m afraid! 

   

  

     
 

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5 Responses to Sparrowhawk with Green woodpecker Claerwen

  1. bazzpugh says:

    Well caught both….I have seen video of sparrow hawk trying to drown its prey , but never witnessed ….right time right place excellent….only wish hawk would leave the greens alone they are getting rarer by the minute it seems.

  2. kevjoynes says:

    Hi Fiona- apart from the fact that we can’t spare any Yaffles , that’s a great sequence you’ve nailed. In fact , it is a fairly common incidence : Sprawks do try to drown prey if water is available. Well done.

  3. bazzpugh says:

    Hi, on my I pad when entering radnor BB something really weird has happened to the first two pics ..yet on my e mail wordpress prompt no probs…very odd. Any body else encounter this ?.

  4. martinallandod says:

    Yes indeed Bazz, on my laptop the first 2 pictures are elongated and incomprehensible.

  5. bazzpugh says:

    Thank goodness for that Martina….I thought my I pad had gone down.

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