Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Rat-a-Tat-Tat

It seems at any given moment, we can always hear the sound of a pileated woodpecker drumming away on a tree somewhere in our woods. That is the way he attracts a mate.

And this is the end result of all that drumming....

We have many trees in our woods that look just like this one. The amazing thing is that each of these holes goes through the entire sapwood of the tree right into the heartwood...about five inches into the tree.



1 comment:

  1. Hi Bev,

    I've just started the Lunar planting, so busy days ahead! We have quite a few woodpeckers at our field and they are such a joy. As a city bred child, a woodpecker was a myth from books, so to have four of them living close by is wonderful.

    Kim x

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