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Morning Wood Peckers

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I have been awoken by the Woody Woodpecker family the past few weeks.

They make this crazy jungle sound just before they fly down and land on my deck and feeders.

Saturday morning there were four all sitting on the 1” x 4” I have above the feeders.

Left the camera in the boat and was busted while trying to retrieve to get a pic. P1010029.jpg

Same Pecker different picture:

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I only have a 710 Olympus camera but will continue to snatch pics of them.

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I'd love an invite. whistle This is one of the few birds left on my "got to shoot" list. I know there are a couple in a state park 10 miles from here, but do you suppose I can ever find them? mad I can sometimes hear them, but never see them. Nice captures.

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I used a technique a few years ago in March that had a pair of pileateds bombing me. I had to actually step back so I could take photographs.

I believe it was a bit due to the technique, but more to the time of year, when they are pairing and getting ready to nest.

Take heart, XT. Thirty years ago you'd have had a very hard time finding a single pileated anywhere around your area. They've expanded their range quite a bit in the last few decades. So many dead trees in the world, so little time . . . . To this day my Dad calls them dilapidated woodpeckers because of the condition they leave the trees in. gringrin

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Mr Foss,

Could you please elaborate on the "technique"?

I used to see the regularly at my old house on the other side of the lake. I moved to what I would think is a better lacation, and haven't seen any yet. They'd be nice to watch this winter!

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