There's a Pileated Woodpecker on Our Woodpile!

Posted by: Stumpy1

There's a Pileated Woodpecker on Our Woodpile! - 09/08/13 04:21 PM

That is all. smile
Posted by: Celandine

Re: There's a Pileated Woodpecker on Our Woodpile! - 09/08/13 04:25 PM


They are WAY Kewl! laugh


Have you ever heard one
get going on an Aluminum Gutter? eek
Posted by: Stumpy1

Re: There's a Pileated Woodpecker on Our Woodpile! - 09/08/13 04:28 PM

Not sure. There are some woodpeckers in the neighborhood that do that, especially in the Spring, but I've only heard them, not seen them.

These babies have pretty much destroyed the old tree stumps on our berm. They're awesome.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: There's a Pileated Woodpecker on Our Woodpile! - 09/08/13 05:40 PM


Ted was listening to one this Spring and said,
"Idiot! Don't he realize it's not wood by this time?" smirk

So I figured, it must be more than drilling for grubs...
...it must be a sexual attractant as well...
females are prolly drawn to the loudest (strongest) males...
IOW The Idiot ain't all that dumb after all! wink
Posted by: Celandine

Re: There's a Pileated Woodpecker on Our Woodpile! - 09/08/13 06:02 PM

Originally Posted By: Stumpy1

These babies have pretty much destroyed the old tree stumps on our berm. They're awesome.


They're migratory here...
I'd hear one that I came to realize was the same bird
year after year coming all the way across the neighborhood.
Every Spring I'd hear it coming... then in my tree, then
recede across the neighborhood, then rinse & repeat
come the Fall...

I finally figured out it's a trail of fruit trees
which must attract a tastey wood-boring grub...
...it would visit the tree, dig out the grubs from the
holes it had drilled the previous season... drill a few
new holes, and move on to the next tree.

Not So Dumb After All! smile

It had established a set migratory route stocked with it's
favorite food every step of the way...coming & going! cool
Posted by: lanovami

Re: There's a Pileated Woodpecker on Our Woodpile! - 09/08/13 08:39 PM

Roger that.

The stink badger is under the woodpile. Repeat. The stink badger is under the woodpile. Over and out.