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Why do mummies make great spies?
They’re good at keeping things under wraps.
Interesting Fact: Pileated Woodpeckers forage in large, dead wood—standing dead trees, stumps, or logs lying on the forest floor. They make impressive rectangular excavations that can be a foot or more long and go deep inside the wood. These holes pursue the tunnels of carpenter ants, the woodpecker’s primary food. The birds also use their long, barbed tongues to extract woodboring beetle larvae (which can be more than an inch long) or termites lying deep in the wood. ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Pileated_Woodpecker/lifehistory )
We have many in the foothills of the Blue Ridge. I love their silly, laugh-like call.
That is so cool. I do enjoyed their call as well it’s very fun. Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with us. Happy Blogging! 🙂
I saw a few of these while visiting in Sandpoint, ID….pecking for food on a lawn, pecking on a tree and flying among trees next to the lake.
That is awesome, I really enjoyed when I come across them they are super amazing. Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with us. Happy Blogging! 🙂
Marvelous shot of this striking bird. You sure know when they are in the woods near you. Quiet is not one of their strong suits!
That is for sure. Every time I come across it or hear it, bring me back to Woody the woodpecker cartoon. One of my favorites. Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with us. Happy Blogging! 🙂
Beautiful. I hardly ever see these around.
Thank you very much, they are one of my favorites woodpeckers. I enjoy watching them when I come across them. I appreciate your feedback and Happy Blogging! 🙂
Great photo of a favorite bird!
Thank you very much, I am really glad that you enjoyed it. Happy Blogging! 🙂