Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Peckers Gonna Peck

The Red Bellied Woodpecker, Melanerpes carolinus. Often heard, but never seen, peckin away at the house trim. 'Nuff rotten wood out in the woods, you should give it a try sometime.

I's just tryin get a good look atcha.


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  1. With the springlike weather we've been having here in Portland, woodpeckers have started their annual pecking at the tin flashing at the base of our chimney, and any other metal they can find, to produce their mating call. Any chance that was what your beautiful Red Bellied Woodpecker was doing (even without springlike weather)? Thanks for posting these wonderful photographs, Leslie in Oregon

    1. HiLeslie. They do this in summer as well as winter. Its not the fast drumming, its a slow tap, tap, move along, tap tap tap. I think they're telling me to paint the house! Thanks for stopping in to read.

  2. Don't want them peckin' your house away, but love the sound when they are working in the woods!


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