*Monday July 12/10



_MG_1677 Pileated Woodpecker, originally uploaded by terrence.peck.

These woodpeckers are about the size of a crow. In our neighbourhood, you might see a hairy woodpecker or a downy woodpecker, but not a pileated woodpecker which requires great big dead trees, as their main food consists of the carpenter ants that reside there. All of this information is courtesy of A, who knows something about everything, especially flora and fauna. Now I want to know why, to get rid of our carpenter ant infestation, we hired exterminators rather than these glorious redheads.

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3 thoughts on “*Monday July 12/10

  1. That’s a good-looking bird. Kind of intimidating at that size, no…?

  2. I had one of these nearby two months or so ago, and oh, I tiptoed to try to get a shot; the bird flew.

    😦

    This is lovely, though.

  3. Di, I wonder. Beth, what was it like to see it? Did it seem huge?

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