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Wednesday, July 1, 2015
This is the first time that I have seen Pilated Woodpeckers at House In The Wood. I was giving a tour at the marsh boardwalk and heard their VERY distinctive "maniacal laugh". There they were--a pair of Pilated Woodpeckers flying from tree to tree. I am so excited--maybe they will mate here and stay around for everyone to see. This is a BIG bird--about 18 inches long and hard to miss with its bring red head. This is the woodpecker that the cartoon character Woody Woodpecker is modeled after.
Here is more from Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Listen to the sound and you will understand why I called it maniacal laughter.
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Posted by Val Wright, Executive Director at 3:38 PM