Great Spot on Coke!!!!

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Subject: Great Spot on Coke!!!!
From: "Tony Clarke" <>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 16:30:37 -0000
Hi everyone,

Whilst at Las Lajas, Tenerife, Canary Islands, yesterday I observed an
interesting piece of behaviour by a Great Spotted Woodpecker. The bird flew
down to a coke can that had obviously been thrown away the previous day.
The bird proceeded to
rotate the can and was then seen to drink from the opening. I presumed that
the bird was drinking water that had condensed inside the can but on closer
inspection, after the bird had finished, it was clear that the few drops of
liquid remaining in the can were infact Coca-Cola!!!!!!!!!!!!

Has anyone else experienced anything comparable to this?

By the way we also saw lots of Blue Chaffinches and Canary Island Goldcrest
in the same area.


Tony Clarke,
C/ República Dominicana, Nº 61,
Barrio de Fátima,
38500 Güimar,
Canary Islands,

Tel:  +34 22 524291

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