Wednesday, April 19, 2006

... our buddy the pileated woodpecker, indigeneous to North America and the largest one in its species. You can hear them peck away all year round and the noise is a dead giveaway to their whereabouts, even at a far distance. A large, noisy, hole-drilling pecker is never a good thing in the neighbourhood.


Blogger Maktaaq said...

It's mate-calling season. I have one that comes every year to tap on my chimney. So far, no damage like what you photographed.

By the way, that's a great close-up you got.

9:13 AM  
Blogger Maureen said...

I had NO idea they pecked such large and so many holes!
From the placement of some of the holes I thought some bright spark must ahve been preparing for a rail & post fence,with the tree being the post!
Our cockatoos and parrots love nesting in hollow tree branches,but your guy is unreal!

11:17 PM  
Blogger Chief-Ten-Bears said...

I can fit my boot into the largest hole. Whatever did this was mucho hungry for bugs.

1:40 AM  

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