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Pileated Woodpecker Damage

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by thewoodlands, May 16, 2012.

  1. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    The old White Pine will take out more trees when it goes.

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  2. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    Hate to see the damage, but I love seeing them birds.

    Wish they chose the white pines in my yard over yours, as it would give me an excuse to cut the damn things.

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  3. Mrs. Krabappel

    Mrs. Krabappel Minister of Fire

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    all that delicious beetle grub. Looks like some work from a sapsucker also.
  4. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    I figure there is a reason the pileated has gone to town on my pine in my front yard. . . and most likely it's because it's got bugs and is not a solid tree any longer. I don't view them so much as damaging the tree, but rather letting me know the tree may be on a downward spiral of life.
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  5. Adabiviak

    Adabiviak Feeling the Heat

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    Can you get a pic of the bird? We have them all over here, but darn if I don't have my camera ready whenever one is close.
  6. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    I was out two nights ago without the camera, guess who shows up for ten minutes, the Pileated Woodpecker. He was working on the stump of a tree that came down two years ago. I'll try but it's hit and miss on these Woodpeckers.

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  7. firebroad

    firebroad Minister of Fire

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    This little guy was still on clean up duty long after I removed the overgrown yew

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  8. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Here is one we caught by the house a year ago.

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  9. Mrs. Krabappel

    Mrs. Krabappel Minister of Fire

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    Yes, they only begin work once beetle larva is in the heartwood, though the tree may not show it yet.

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