Saturday, October 17, 2020

The Vandal


I was out for a walk and could hear a woodpecker from 1/2 a block away as it banged away at something.  I finally spotted this Downy Woodpecker hard at work looking for a bite to eat. I'll show you where it was tomorrow.

Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world.

23 comments:

s.c said...

Hope it was worthwhile for the bird.

Denton said...

They are loud.

I found an article that said “ Since woodpeckers do not have a song … drumming may serve as a territorial signal similar to bird song and it may also serve to attract a mate,” according to the website birds.cornell.edu”

Debbie said...

oh no, i hope that wasn't your home!! they can be little trouble makers sometimes but they are so pretty to look at!!

figures it is a boy making all that trouble!!

Sharon said...

Oh my, he has done some damage to that wood. Here I see (and hear) woodpeckers working on metal vent pipes. I keep wondering what they expect to get and why it doesn't give them a headache.

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Awesome bird! What kind of thing it is? Looks a bit like ours (Dendrocopos minor)

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

I hope it found something yummy to eat. Our squirrels usually do more damage to the wood on our deck. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care and stay well. Have a great day, happy weekend.

Taken For Granted said...

Some times woodpeckers just like to make noise. There use to be one that drummed on the aluminum street light shade outside my office that make an amazing racket. Always like seeing woodpeckers around unless they are hammering on my house.

jennyfreckles said...

Oh dear, I'm glad that's not my house!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That's a small bird to do so much damage. But it's not good for sure. We had a hole in our roof because of a woodpecker! YIKES!

Lea said...

I wonder if there are termites behind the wood.
At least you got a photo. I hear woodpeckers a lot in the trees, but they are quick to go around to the other side of the tree before I can focus the camera on them!
Have a great weekend!

bill burke said...

I hear you knocking, but you can't come in.

Catalyst said...

Bill Burke, you made me grin.

Revrunner said...

If it does find bugs there, that certainly doesn't bode well for the homeowner. :-)

Andy said...

I wish I could bang my head and not get a head ache.

Cloudia said...

cool adventure!

Tom said...

...our house had wood siding and the woodpeckers loved it, but I didn't.

Denton said...

Hi Red Pat, in response to your question. Bob Crowe has announced the November theme day in our Facebook group. The theme in kindness.

Iris Flavia said...

I´ve never seen or heard one in real life... And I expected them to have some red feathers!

William Kendall said...

Very determined.

Rain said...

Can I ever relate to this....the last place I rented had wood siding and it wasn't just the woodpeckers, the nuthatches loved to peck at the wood too!!

Jenn Jilks said...

They are dastardly! Our house is made of wood and they are merciless!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That doesn't look very appetizing Pat, looking forward to seeing more 😊

21 Wits said...

Yep he's a busy bird!