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Why don't woodpeckers get concussions?

A female Pileated Woodpecker has been excavating many large holes on a neighbor’s tree.  At first I thought (and hoped) she was excavating a cavity for a nest, but no such luck. 687 more words

Birds

Wake Feeding on a Hickory?

This is my 100th post on the blog. It has been on hold for a while due to the new developments. There’s another coming soon with more discussion of recent events and the audio Matt obtained with numerous kent-like calls. 570 more words

Ivory-billed Woodpecker

The Birds Know

As the sun filtered through the blustery snowfall the other day, we pressed ourselves to get out of the house for a walk with the dog. 146 more words

Sleuth Mode

I don’t know if they’re year-round residents, or seasonal, but a clear view of the side of the neighboring house reveals magpies and a pileated woodpecker vying for the same construction space. 224 more words

Nature

Woody Woodpecker

Woody Woodpecker is in my top 5 for all time favorite cartoons. I didn’t know it at the time, but he is modeled after a real woodpecker – the Pileated Woodpecker. 333 more words

Nature

Foot Fetish

Such a simplistic and adaptable creation – the bird’s foot!

I think it is remarkable that birds’ feet are such amazing pieces of equipment.  As an engineer, I get fascinated by simplistic yet very clever solutions to how we accomplish things in our world today.   95 more words

Nature