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Date: 02/20/13 10:10 AM

32 Responses to Pileated Woodpecker At Suet Feeder

  1. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    February 20, 2013 at 10:11 am
    Link: Pileated Woodpecker At Suet Feeder - This monster of a bird puts my Black-capped Chickadees to shame.
  2. Profile photo of turdburglar
    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4896 posts
    February 20, 2013 at 10:20 am

    @Squrlz - Thank you for showing us your beautiful pecker.
  3. Profile photo of paperduck
    paperduck Male 18-29
    1745 posts
    February 20, 2013 at 10:34 am
    that was 4 minutes too long.
  4. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    February 20, 2013 at 10:36 am
    @Turdburglar: LOL. It`s big, isn`t it? =^.^=
  5. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36860 posts
    February 20, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Pretty bird to look at.
    Boring video to watch.

    Sorry Squrlz.
  6. Profile photo of SavageChef
    SavageChef Female 50-59
    2692 posts
    February 20, 2013 at 10:52 am
    I watched all four minutes and twenty four seconds of it. Now I`m going to go outside and watch the grass grow.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    February 20, 2013 at 11:04 am
    I liked the part where he pecked. X-O
  8. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    February 20, 2013 at 11:06 am
    @All: Yeah, I know: it`s long. There was no shorter version. V_V
  9. Profile photo of Foote
    Foote Male 18-29
    109 posts
    February 20, 2013 at 11:41 am
    The problem is, you people don`t realize how rare this woodpecker really is.
  10. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36860 posts
    February 20, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    @ Foote - The older you get the more rare it becomes.
  11. Profile photo of turdburglar
    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4896 posts
    February 20, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    "The problem is, you people don`t realize how rare this woodpecker really is."

    I guess I`m lucky. I have a couple visit my feeder every day. They let me walk right up within arms reach.
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    February 20, 2013 at 12:11 pm
    I was waiting for this at the end:

    Clicky

    Someone needs to splice it in.
  13. Profile photo of inaria
    inaria Female 18-29
    1515 posts
    February 20, 2013 at 12:15 pm
    @ Foote The Pileated Woodpecker isn`t rare...It actually has a huge range and isn`t threatened in terms of population size whatsoever...
  14. Profile photo of MrPeabody
    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    February 20, 2013 at 12:21 pm
    @turdburglar
    They let me walk right up within arms reach.

    That`s because you look like a tasty snack.
  15. Profile photo of HalfPintRoo
    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
    2765 posts
    February 20, 2013 at 12:39 pm
    Love birds! Chickadee is still my favorite, titmouse and downy are all over my feeder today. Usually a bunch of house finches too.
  16. Profile photo of CoyoteKing
    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
    2988 posts
    February 20, 2013 at 12:48 pm
    nice one Gerry
  17. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    February 20, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    I`m visited by a woodpecker every morning. (Yeah, I went there. Gerry started it. Blame him.)
  18. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    33134 posts
    February 20, 2013 at 2:36 pm
    That was fun! Birds are cool. To watch I mean, as well as eat.

    Om nom nom!
  19. Profile photo of lauriloo
    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    February 20, 2013 at 2:44 pm
    I had a woodpecker pecking on the siding of my house a few weeks ago. I`d be sitting at the computer and hear something knocking. Thankfully, after a few tries I scared it away and it stopped trying to find bugs on my house. I`ve heard of people having to do all sorts of things to discourage a woodpecker from making a hole in their house. They are great to look at but I don`t want the damage.
  20. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    February 20, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    One of the things that impressed me about this was the efficiency and force of the woodpecker`s beak: THUNK-THUNK-THUNK! Man, he uses that thing like a cold steel chisel. Here`s an article that discusses the anatomy of woodpeckers` skulls and how it allows them to peck with such force yet not cause damage to their brains.
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
    2228 posts
    February 20, 2013 at 2:59 pm
    Out for a walk the other day, passed under a small clump of trees and heard the weirdest thing. A small army of "thunkathunkathunkathunka," so I looked up and saw the whole canopy just filled with woodpeckers. It was hilarious! I can see how too much of that can make people go batty.

    And anyway Squrlz, aren`t you mortal enemies with the feathered folk? They`re your main competition for sweet bird feedery goodness after all. ;-)
  22. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    February 20, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    @QueenZira: Well, if it wasn`t for the birds, there`s be no bird feeders for me to raid. So I`d say it`s kind of an uneasy truce between me and the feathered critters. =^.^=
  23. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    February 20, 2013 at 3:48 pm
    You really don`t want one of those birds near your house. the noise will drive you nuts. Not to mention, in many cases you can`t scare them off because several breeds of them are endangered.
  24. Profile photo of turdburglar
    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4896 posts
    February 20, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    For some reason pecker heads love to bang there peckers on metal...like gutters, flashing, and stove pipes of my house around 6 in the morning. They may not be an endangered species, but these ones are lookin at extinction.
  25. Profile photo of emmettyville
    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4348 posts
    February 20, 2013 at 6:50 pm
    wtf is that monster bird?
  26. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    February 20, 2013 at 7:27 pm
    There`s a completely dead tree full of bugs in my yard (far from anywhere it could do damage if it fell) and it`s completely full of holes all over from woodpeckers. Most of the woodpeckers are small, but once in a while I get one of these pilated woodpeckers and it sounds like someone is trying to chop down a tree with a hatchet.
  27. Profile photo of Barnk
    Barnk Male 30-39
    486 posts
    February 20, 2013 at 7:49 pm
    That thing is drating pileated as all get-out!
  28. Profile photo of whipplefunk
    whipplefunk Male 30-39
    1071 posts
    February 20, 2013 at 10:05 pm
    really? 4 mins of this poo?
  29. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    February 20, 2013 at 11:03 pm
    Hey, tb, do what I did. I had a peckerwood drilling a hole in my house. Whenever I heard him, I`d go out and run him off, but he kept coming back to the same place.

    I drove a couple of nails into the wall just below his perch and attached a bottle rocket head upside down to the nails. (I used 2 nails so the rocket head wouldn`t spin around.) Then I took a single strand from a multi-strand wire, wrapped it a few turns around the base of the fuse, and connected the ends to some heavy speaker wire. I ran that back into the house and connected it to a 12V battery charger.

    When he returned and started pecking away at the house, I hit the juice on the charger, which heated the thin strand of wire enough to light the fuse on the bottle rocket head. He got a blast of rocket exhaust up his @$$ followed by a loud bang. Needless to say, he never came back. }-)
  30. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    February 20, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    @OldOllie: Funny story!
  31. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    February 21, 2013 at 6:38 am
    OldOllie: Ingenious solution.
  32. Profile photo of tommy2X4
    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
    3447 posts
    February 21, 2013 at 7:52 pm
    Beautiful birds. They are rare and very wary of humans. I love the way they fly. They bob up and down with each wing stroke because of their big heads.

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