Awakened This Morning By a Woodpecker

This morning at about 7:00am I was awakened by a woodpecker. When it is the weekend morning that I actually get to sleep in it was the last thing that I wanted let along thought I would ever hear. I have been keeping food out in may backyard that is particularly tasty for the woodpecker. Well this morning I think he decided to try out the house. On the outside of my house you will see vinyl, aluminum, and plastic. It just boggles my mind what he was after but he went after it for a good 10 minutes on an off and by then we were wide awake. I have gotten to know the bird calls in recent weeks and have figured out I have another new red headed friend.

Here is some interesting information about this Red-Bellied Woodpecker:”Red-bellied woodpeckers are noisy birds, and have many varies calls. Calls have been described as sounding like churr-churr-churr or chuf-chuf-chuf with an alternating br-r-r-r-t sound. Males tend to call and drum more frequently than females, but both sexes call. Often, these woodpeckers “drum” to attract mates. They tap on aluminum roofs, metal guttering, hollow trees and even transformer boxes, in urban environments, to communicate with potential partners.”

Quoted From Wikepedia.com

Well this explains it.

Photo above by Amy S. Myers

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