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Old 11-28-2009, 09:01 PM   #11
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We get hairys and downeys in the yard but found this large Pileated in a park

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I have had the male in the garden but it was the female that came everyday.
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Old 11-28-2009, 11:38 PM   #13
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We have lots of pileated woodpeckers in our woods.

They sound like little jackhammers pounding away at the dead wood.
It's fun to watch them peck away searching for bugs with little woodchips flying everywhere.

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Old 11-28-2009, 11:59 PM   #14
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How can you tell male from female?
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I saw this one last week.
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One of its pecking holes.
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Old 11-29-2009, 12:05 AM   #15
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Wow! Maybe he uses that hole at night for a bedroom! Complete with midnight snack!
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Old 11-29-2009, 12:08 AM   #16
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The male has a red moustache. Here is one I took in the front garden.
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Old 11-29-2009, 12:18 AM   #17
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So I've got myself a female!
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Old 11-29-2009, 12:21 AM   #18
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I reckon that is what you have, neat aren't they.
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Old 11-29-2009, 12:26 AM   #19
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Yes and so huge.
I saw something big hoping my way along the ground. I thought at first it was a partridge being so big, then I noticed the black coloring and thought a crow but that changed as well when I saw the red....Hmmmm a pheasant? Nope! As it finally rounded the brush I could tell right away it was a piliated but on the ground? Silly bird....
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Old 11-29-2009, 12:30 AM   #20
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A lot of woodies, especially the flickers, eat ants and forage for them on the ground.
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