Thursday, December 25, 2008

Woody Woodpecker Next Door

I'm always watching birds and am even more in tune with their calls. Recently while at Pelican Point, I heard the unmistakable call of a Pileated Woodpecker nearby. This guy is the largest woodpecker in North America and is a treat to see. They have a 2ft + wingspan and their hammer can be heard almost as far as their call.

The chips were flying as Woody Woodpecker went to town.

I was wondering if this may become a nest one day but after reading about the feeding habits of these big birds, I'm thinking this was just a feeding site where there might be some tasty grubs.

Mr. Squirrel was watching but was mostly unimpressed.

Here is a shot of old Woody. Be sure to click on the picture to get the full view.

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