Now, where DID that woodpecker go? Bird plays hide and seek with sparrowhawk

Now, where DID that woodpecker go? Bird plays hide and seek with sparrowhawk

" Great Spotted Woodpecker hiding from its predator, the Sparrowhawk, directly underneath it. I've seen the hawk but not the woodpecker. Not like this of course.

Great meeting with a Eurasian Sparrowhawk. photo: Walter Soestbergen

Accipiter nisus - (Eurasian Sparrowhawk by Walter Soestbergen).

Now, where DID that woodpecker go? Bird plays hide and seek with sparrowhawk.

Now, where DID that woodpecker go? Bird plays hide and seek with sparrowhawk

While this sparrowhawk scanned the sky in search of a feathered meal, it did not notice the great spotted woodpecker it hunted earlier was only hiding some below it! By staying motionless for tedious minutes, the woodpecker eventually succeeded to sta

Torenvalk or Common Kestrel - The Common Kestrel is a bird of prey species belonging to the kestrel group of the falcon family Falconidae. It is also known as the European Kestrel, Eurasian Kestrel, or Old World Kestrel

Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) is a bird of prey species belonging to the kestrel group of the falcon family Falconidae. It is also known as the European Kestrel, Eurasian Kestrel, or Old World Kestrel. It is widespread in Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Male Sparrowhawk very common where I live. In fact my uncle had to move his bird table as his resident Sparrowhawk was taking advantage of the little hungry birds who were more interested in the seeds and nuts and not the predators watching from the treetops!!

Male Sparrowhawk Art Print by Paul Scoullar

Sparrowhawk ~ Wood Engraving ~ Colin See-Paynton ~ The Wildlife Art Gallery

Sparrowhawk ~ Wood Engraving ~ Colin See-Paynton ~ The Wildlife Art Gallery {variety of line}

American Kestrel or Sparrow hawk (Falco sparverius). Asmall falcon of the Americas. photo: Jim Frazee.

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius), sometimes colloquially known as the Sparrow Hawk, is a small falcon, and the only kestrel found in the Americas. It is the most common falcon in North America, and is found in a wide variety of habitats.

Kestrel / Faucon crécerelle #photo by Gladys Klip on flickr.com

Kestrel / Sparrowhawk Reminds me of the one I rescued after a tornado in Oklahoma ❤️

Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi)   Listen to the sound of the Philippine Eagle

New Guinea Hawk-eagle (Hieraaetus weiskei)

Rufous-necked Sparrowhawk

Rufous-necked Sparrowhawk (Accipiter erythrauchen) Adult perched up above the road late evening

**Sparrowhawk Watch its movements to pass between tree limbs when it is in pursuit.  It can teach you things about passing the opponent's limbs.

**Sparrowhawk Watch its movements to pass between tree limbs when it is in pursuit. It can teach you things about passing the opponent's limbs.

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