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About Five Minutes

Yesterday when I was out persuing the woodpeckers I stopped at one tree where one was knocking on the trunk and was amazed at how fast he could break the surface and how deep he could make the hole in such a short space of time. This took about five minutes. This is not to show great pictures but to tell the story of boring a hole in a tree.

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2 responses

  1. Woodpeckers are really impressive. I seldom see one really working a spot the way you documented here; it’s more common for me to see them working their way up a tree.

    I can’t tell for sure…is that a male hairy woodpecker?

    February 1, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    • That is a male Pileated Woodpecker.(Dryocopus pileatus) Length 16-1/2inches from head to tail, the largest in these parts. If you go to the blog the day before, you will get a clear close-up view.Common in the southeast; uncommon and local elsewhere. I usually see them although not often , when i don’t have my camera with me and saw a pair of them on Monday-a real joy.Jane

      February 1, 2012 at 9:36 pm

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