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Mon Jun 18, 2012, 12:58 PM

family of redheaded woodpeckers moved into our backyard



Please tell me these things don't get noisy

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Reply family of redheaded woodpeckers moved into our backyard (Original post)
backwoodsbob Jun 2012 OP
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backwoodsbob Jun 2012 #3
HeiressofBickworth Jun 2012 #4

Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2012, 01:01 PM

1. They are more noisy than pecker-headed redwoods.

It depends on how close they are to the house. The knocking (pecking) can get irritating.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2012, 01:08 PM

2. Not really.

How many dead trees do you have around your house? I have more than the average and I rarely hear them pecking at the wood. However, when they have babies they babies chirp a lot, and you do learn their sounds. Frankly, I find them adorable, though some people with wood pillars have found them to be a nuisance.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 18, 2012, 01:10 PM

3. ahh ok

thanks

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2012, 11:48 PM

4. We had one of those in my neighborhood

It liked to peck on the telephone pole on the corner of my lot. After a while, the electric company came out and said the pole would have to be replaced. They showed me where it had been pecked nearly all the way through in a couple of spots right near the top. So, in order to replace it, they had to remove a short tree next to the pole (on my side of the property line, of course). They promised to pay me $175 for the tree in order to cover a replacement. That was two years ago; I'm still waiting for the check. But the good news is the woodpecker doesn't like the new pole and has not been back. I hear it in the woods a block away, but not on my street.

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