I received information from Karen who met a birder visiting from New Jersey who witnessed the very dare deviled maneuver by a RED-TAILED HAWK grabbing something or slamming it in the tall ash or Linden on the right cove though from the video sent me , you cannot discern the "object" of affection by the hawk charging in. The birder, Pat, said he was confident or possibly saw the vocal southwest Lakeside RED-HEADED WOODPECKER plucked or attacked by the hawk.
Below is his account and video. Its pretty amazing , astounding stuff , seeing the power of nature revealing its beastly nature. [Wait till the 15 th second]
Oh well,if true the RHWO was plucked and gone to bird heaven, then we all had hopes if its surely the Red-headed Woodpecker . (by the way, note the 1st RT Hawk on the right in the same tree , yet inexperienced Woodpecker must have been really fooled)..
All I can say is this --4 things: Red-Tailed Hawks OWN THIS PARK ; 2)There's no joy in Mudville ( I was beginning to call the woodpecker "Casey") ; 3) There is no happy ending in the drama "Beauty and the Beast" and 4) The pecker should 've kept its little trap shut..maybe it was a cussing pecker and the likewise junior hawk didn't like it (ooouuu, Brooklyn yoot is tough)
From Pat ( from New Jersey)
I tried to search for the Hawks to no avail, then I ran into Karen.