I was standing at the sink doing dishes and I hear a pretty good thump on the deck door. Oh no... another bird hitting the window. I look and see this woodpecker laying on the rug. I figured I better go and get rid of it quick before the dogs finds it ~ because I know the dogs will eat it in one gulp. I don't need that happening... the dogs eating a woodpecker, getting his or her gut full of feathers and puncturing a lung or esophagus from it's beak as it's going down.
I go out to pick up the bird to take it to the garbage ~ and find that it's still alive. Very much stunned, and I'm sure not feeling the best ~ but it was still alive.
I took it and set it on the grill out of the reach of the dogs ...
Poor little bugger ... it sat there, stunned as could be for 2 whole hours. Truthfully, I thought it was a goner. I even checked on it a few times thinking that it was dead or frozen in place ~ but then the last time I checked ... it flew away.
I watched it in a near by tree for about half an hour ...
then it came back to the bird feeder of suet as if nothing ever happened.
~ happy ending for the woodpecker ~
Until next time...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.