This afternoon I heard what I thought was knocking at our front door. Figuring it was the UPS man with a holiday package, I flung open the door and was surprised to find no one there. Soon after, I heard the knocking again and discovered it was coming from the other side of the house. I peered out the kitchen window and found a hairy woodpecker drumming away on our cedar siding! She flew away before I could get a pic, but this gives you a general idea of what I saw…
Not the holiday package I was expecting.. but I’ll take it any day!
Just pleeeease don’t look too closely at the holes in our siding. ;-P
Thanks to fellow birder, Bonnie Ott, for the use of her photo.
Enjoy the start to the holiday season, everyone!
xo, Nature Nancy
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Saw three pileated woodpeckers yesterday headed your way. Thought that’s what you were going to say…..
Hi Nancy – This happened to me a few weeks ago. I was sitting in the living room and couldn’t figure out what was happening – no one at the front door. I went out on the deck and around the side of the house there he was! (Or she?) The difference between a birder and non-birder is that I thought of my siding first and the bird second 🙂
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I’ve got a downy who’s working his way through one of the pickets on my deck – maybe they are cousins. I’ll save the wreckage if he gets all the way through. Mind you there’s a double suet feeder about 6 feet away – go figger?! Merry Christmas.