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Nature Tuesday ~ Pileated Woodpecker

A Pileated woodpecker is one of the largest woodpeckers. This one spent a long time carving a huge hole on my poplar tree. He didn’t seem bothered that we were taking videos and photos fairly close up. The hole was quite large and it is quite fascinating that a woodpecker can make such a huge hole with just its beak.

Pileated woodpeckers make nest holes in trees which are important shelters for a number of species including owls, ducks, pine martens and bats. The woodpecker has done its job and left. I am waiting to see if he will be back or if another bird will occupy this expertly crafted nest hole.

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