Friday, April 11, 2008

Different Kind of Wood Work



Sorry about the snow picture....but I wanted to show you the hole the woodpecker made into one of our dead trees next to the creek.
I came across this one when I took photos of the creek when it was so big last week.
Isn't it impressive?
Entschuldigt bitte das Schneebild ... aber ich wollte euch das grosse Loch zeigen, dass ein Specht in einen unserer abgestorbenen Baeme gemacht hat. Ich weiss, ich zeigte es letztes Jahr schon mal "Nicht schlecht, Herr Specht", gell, Lucia?
Es ist immer wieder beeindruckend welche Arbeit diese Voegel leisten. Wir haben aber auch diese grosse Sorte von Specht hier, die kommen nicht ans Haus.

9 comments:

Olivier said...

je ne savais pas que les "woodpecker" pouvaient faire des trous aussi gros.
I did not know that the "woodpecker" could be as big holes.

Lori said...

It's amazing what woodpeckers can do with their little beaks. They must get lots of headaches! Have a great weekend!

DeeDee said...

My goodness Gudl...must have been plenty of insects inside that old tree...looks like he has come back more than once during the winter...I once saw a National Geographic special on the Woodpecker...they are made quite uniquely for just such a task. I hope you have good sunshine today...Dee Dee

Priscilla said...

Interesting. I wonder if he will come back and finish the job so eventually someone can move in....like a blue bird or something.

hannapurzel said...

Wahnsinn, mit welcher Ausdauer da 'geklopft' wird!!!!
Ganz liebe Grüsse

oldmanlincoln said...

Neat hole. Do you know what kind of woodpecker it is?

Gudl said...

Hi Old Man Lincoln,
we think it is a Pileated Woodpecker. We have seen it from a distant and hear it, but it doesn't come close to the house.

JO said...

WOW! What is up with that? Was that Woodpecker stressed out or just really overzealous... Amazing!

Lucia said...

Wirklich nicht schlecht, Herr (bzw. Frau) Specht!! ;-))