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Gila Woodpecker

This is a Gila Woodpecker. It lives in the saguaro forests of the desert Southwest. Of the excavating birds it faces a unique problem. When it hollows a nesting hole in a saguaro, it penetrates the portion of the cactus where it stores water. 442 more words

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Backyard Birds: Red-Bellied Woodpecker

This morning when I went out to feed and tend to my backyard flock, I heard the telltale sound of a woodpecker tapping the tree in our backyard. 118 more words

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HOW TO BE A WOODPECKER

There are woodpeckers, and there are wood-peckers.  The Hairy Woodpecker is a paragon of woodpecking.  Not for him the tiny twigs and leaf-gleaning of his bantam cousin, the Downy Woodpecker.  114 more words

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Go away! Nobody's home!

Flying tree to tree
Incessant knock, knock, knocking
Take the hint, Birds!

(no woodpeckers were harmed during the writing of this haiku)

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HOODIES BACK IN THE 'HOOD

The Hooded Mergansers are back…on Ashland Pond where they’ve been regulars the past few winters.  Next to the Hoodies were a pair of female Bufflehead, also drowsy in the late afternoon. 143 more words

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