The Peckerwood Is Back!

booger

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Back during the original sighting, there were a lot of Subaru's with kayak's on top running around. As best as I could tell, they didn't launch until after sunrise.
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California Flyway

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We have a large species of Woodpecker in northern California. They are Pileated Woodpeckers and bear some resemblance to the Ivory Bills. They are not common. A limiting factor for them is each pair of them requires a very large number of acres of older, large tree habitat. I live in a Redwood forest and each year a couple of them land in our Myrtle bushes and eat the seeds that look like pepper corns. They make quite a racket with their calls. The sound of their bills hitting trees carries a long way.
Except for likely extinct Ivory Bills, the Pileated is North America's largest Woodpecker.
Neat birds.

 

Sam Ortmann

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We have a large species of Woodpecker in northern California. They are Pileated Woodpeckers and bear some resemblance to the Ivory Bills. They are not common. A limiting factor for them is each pair of them requires a very large number of acres of older, large tree habitat. I live in a Redwood forest and each year a couple of them land in our Myrtle bushes and eat the seeds that look like pepper corns. They make quite a racket with their calls. The sound of their bills hitting trees carries a long way.
Except for likely extinct Ivory Bills, the Pileated is North America's largest Woodpecker.
Neat birds.

They’re fairly common throughout much of the south and lower Midwest
 

California Flyway

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Not sure how much noise the Ivory Bills make, but you know when Pileateds are around by their raucous calls.
 

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