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knightofalbion
03-03-2015, 09:18 AM
... by weasel!

What a picture!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-31705663

PS: I hear the woodpecker landed, the weasel jumped off and the woodpecker made good his escape.

I love a happy ending!

Tobi
03-03-2015, 03:20 PM
What an amazing picture! And a very unusual event. I'm glad it ended well....as I noticed the weasel had no parachute-pack! It must have clung on for dear life and got such a shock. I hope the woodpecker was unharmed too.

Lurcher
03-06-2015, 05:46 AM
This has gone 'viral' now and rightly so - what a picture! I do a fair bit of photography but trying to 'shoot' birds is difficult enough when they're perched let alone flying!

knightofalbion
03-06-2015, 07:35 AM
Yes, they are distinctly unhelpful! I've had numerous photographic tussles with cormorants. They dive ... you wait .... then the blighter pops up well away from where you expected him to be!
But when they 'sun dry' their wings, then you've got them!

This shot (Woodpecker): A shot in a lifetime. You can't plan for photo opportunities like that. The right place, right time and all that ...