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Old 04-29-2005, 11:17 PM   #11
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The closest I have seen to that was some large woodpeckers we have here in FL... Looked in a tree to figure out what sounded a bit like a jack hammer and there was this huge woodpecker in the tree.... Must have been 1ft tall.... Freaked me out... That was 10 or 11 years ago... Never saw another one..
Black and white, with a red crest on the head? Kinda looks like Woody Woodpecker?
If so then it'* a Pileated woodpecker. Great huge mothers they are, too. And they've got a nasty tendency to hammer on metal gutters, you ain't never heard a racket like that!

Yet another of my little hobbies: casual birdwatching. I don't go out of my way, or fly to other states to see birds, or anything obsessive like that, but if something odd shows up close to home I might drive out to see it.
I also like to carry a small pair of binoculars when I go for my walks at the local parks.
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The closest I have seen to that was some large woodpeckers we have here in FL... Looked in a tree to figure out what sounded a bit like a jack hammer and there was this huge woodpecker in the tree.... Must have been 1ft tall.... Freaked me out... That was 10 or 11 years ago... Never saw another one..
Black and white, with a red crest on the head? Kinda looks like Woody Woodpecker?
If so then it'* a Pileated woodpecker. Great huge mothers they are, too. And they've got a nasty tendency to hammer on metal gutters, you ain't never heard a racket like that!

Yet another of my little hobbies: casual birdwatching. I don't go out of my way, or fly to other states to see birds, or anything obsessive like that, but if something odd shows up close to home I might drive out to see it.
I also like to carry a small pair of binoculars when I go for my walks at the local parks.
That sounds about right...A really bid woody wood pecker.... Took me a long time to figure out where the sound was coming from.... I sat out on the Balcony for 2 hours wondering WTF..... I looked uo and this monster bird moved in the tree, It was pecking a hole in a Large Palm tree... I was lost...lol

We do have a lot of Peacocks around here tho...

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Ouch. Not exactly environmentally concious here, are we?
Not really Im still diving my dino burning cars
J/K to a point :P
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had a wood pecker in our yard when we first moved here, was there for 2 years, either died or flew off, it was a cute little bugger, smaller than a cardinal with marbled b&w, no red, it was chubby lookin with a kinda short tail
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Well, luckily for the precious woodpeckers, we don't give much of a **** about Arkansas as it is...
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had a wood pecker in our yard when we first moved here, was there for 2 years, either died or flew off, it was a cute little bugger, smaller than a cardinal with marbled b&w, no red, it was chubby lookin with a kinda short tail
Either a Downy or Hairy woodpecker, if it doesn't have a small patch of red on the back of the head, it'* a female.

^Male Downy woodpecker. Female has no red on the head. About the same size as a bluebird.

^Male Hairy woodpecker. Again the female has no red on the back of the head. About the same size as a starling.

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Is this what you had in your tree? It'* a Pileated woodpecker. Really f*cking big.
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i tihnk it was the downy, short beak
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Well, luckily for the precious woodpeckers, we don't give much of a ***^ about Arkansas as it is...
Only good thing to come from Arkansas was Clinton...


LMAO

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Our ecosystem is more important than most people think. Even though this bird doesn't have a large footprint, it'* good to see it'* still around. There'* a lot of aesthetic value involved here.
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Is this what you had in your tree? It'* a Pileated woodpecker. Really f*cking big.
Something like that... Just about 1ft Tall... It was huge... Especially after not ever seeing anything like it before...

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