Wordless Wednesday...How Do They Do That?

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Wordless Wednesday...How Do They Do That?

 

Larry and I took a spin out to Green Cay Wetlands the other day to catch up with some of the wildlife out there. I noticed one of the high-rise homes in the palm trees.

 

green cay woodpecker hole



I’ve seen woodpeckers in them but other inhabitants have been known to take residence there. In fact, once we came upon a terrible scene.  The current tenant was being evicted by one much larger.  The screeching that went on was unnerving.  We wondered if there were some babies in there that were at risk.  

 

 

green cay mother bird and baby

 

One thing I’ve always wondered, though...how in the world do those woodpeckers peck such perfectly round holes?


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Bill Roberts
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I think they just follow the "dots." Kathy Streib I find it interesting that you would even think about this.

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Jan 25, 2017 07:49 AM #12
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Michael Jacobs
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Good morning, Kathy -- because of you I will be wondering about your question the rest of the day.   

Jan 25, 2017 08:02 AM #13
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Joe Pryor
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Your Florida woodpeckers must be neater and more precise than our Oklahoma ones.

Jan 25, 2017 08:55 AM #14
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Gabe Sanders
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It's still survival of the fittest in nature, Kathy.

Jan 25, 2017 09:32 AM #15
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Belinda Spillman
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Oh boy.  Those beaks must be made of stainless steel.  I'm not sure I could make such a round hole with a saw!!!!

Jan 25, 2017 09:37 AM #16
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Kathy,

It is a perfect fit for their body, and Mother Nature does so many wonderful things for all creatures to thrive. A

Jan 25, 2017 10:54 AM #17
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson I'd bet Dini would love to chase some of the smaller birds or critters. 

Peter Mohylsky She does a lot of things I marvel at. 

James Dray or the spiders and their webs. 

Jan 25, 2017 12:36 PM #18
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Sharon Tara
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I would think they would have constant headaches!

No, I have no idea how they do it!

Jan 25, 2017 12:51 PM #19
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Kathy I have no idea of how they do that but I've got a bird book to look it up in!  We've got a woodpecker that stays in a huge cactus in front of our house from time to time. I'll have to go look at the holes!

Jan 25, 2017 01:00 PM #20
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Hi Kathy - Not my favorite bird - we're constantly shooing them away from our apparently tasty house. They don't live in the holes they make here, but other birds will frequently nest in them.

Jan 25, 2017 02:06 PM #21
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Donald Urschalitz you crack me up!!!

Raymond E. Camp I don't like it when woodpeckers build on my property but I have to admire their work. 

Dorie Dillard that reminds me of the butter or margarine commercial about not messing with Mother Nature. LOL

Jan 25, 2017 05:26 PM #22
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Doug Dawes thank you for finding that.  I Googled but found articles on how to tell a bird hole from an animal hole. 

Thanks Wayne Martin Put that in your Trivia questions!!!

Thank you Brian England Would love to see Trish photograph these birds. 

Jan 25, 2017 05:28 PM #23
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Sheila Anderson I love watching them peek out of the holes. 

Barbara Todaro We've had problems with those guys in my neighborhood. 

Bill Roberts oh, you should see me study ant farms.  

Michael Jacobs Can you see me smiling!!!!

Jan 25, 2017 05:35 PM #24
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Joe Pryor Well, from what I hear our deer are smaller too. 

Gabe Sanders so true but the noise that one made stayed with me all day. 

Belinda Spillman I can't even draw one using a compass. 

Jan 25, 2017 05:38 PM #25
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel I'm thinking I'm going to have to just accept that. 

Sharon Tara I'm getting a headache just thinking about it. 

Anna Banana Kruchten ouch!  wonder how many times he gets stuck. 

Dick Greenberg They drill into the columns on many of the homes here. 

Jan 25, 2017 05:42 PM #26
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Kathy it is amazing what and how they do it and yes I prefer to see their work not on our trees:))Endre

Jan 25, 2017 07:20 PM #27
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They are very good at it.  I have wooden light stands along my driveway and at each end they have made homes.  I am reluctant to replace them

Jan 26, 2017 05:33 AM #28
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Kathy

In the law of nature . .  . . the strongest survive.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 26, 2017 07:34 PM #29
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Did you know some species (Pileated Woodpeckers) actually peck rectangular holes while others make no holes at all, they create circular rows?

They bore holes the size of their body and they do have drill like beaks but I couldn't find how or why they are so symmetrical?

 

Jan 27, 2017 05:37 AM #30
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Kathy, no woodpeckers in Maui, very interesting bird.

Jan 27, 2017 10:26 AM #31
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