Friday Feathers: Just Pecking A Hole In Your Palm Tree

Woody woodpecker has been seen on numerous occasions, clinging to the trunk of one of our palm trees. Usually he flies away before his photo shoot, but yesterday he was too busy to notice he was being spied on. That’s quite a sizeable hole already. I hope he intends making his home there and raising a family.


Last year, one of our neighbours across the lake told hubby that he became so irritated by the rat-a-tat-tat of a woodpecker incessantly pecking at a tree in his backyard, that he had the tree chopped down. I don’t know about you, but that’s what I would definitely call overkill. I felt sorry for the palm tree as well as the woodpecker.

Happy weekend to you all.

43 comments on “Friday Feathers: Just Pecking A Hole In Your Palm Tree

  1. Lovely shot, Sylvia! But what a neighbour, with chopping down the tree because the bird is happily doing what it does best; pecking at trees. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s like being irritated because the sun shines…*sigh*

  2. LOLOL ๐Ÿ˜‚ that is a bit much to have a tree removed. There may have been other wildlife residing there. We forget sometimes that weโ€™ve invaded their domain. Iโ€™m happy you were able to get a perfect snap.
    Issy ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    ps – thereโ€™s a woodpecker that enjoys pecking on my neighbors rain gutters. You can imagine what that sounds like. LOLOL

  3. oh i would welcome a palm tree and a woodpecker in my backyard anytime! ๐Ÿ™‚
    great capture as always, Sylvia! happy weekend to you too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. They bang a lot this time of year. I guess they think it’s sexy. We have one that goes at it on an old birdhouse attached to our house. It can really startle you when it begins, until you get used to it.

  5. Overkill? Ha! It certainly killed the tree! I love woodpeckers, but for people with log cabins, such as those where we go in the summer, they can be a bit problem. Holes in a tree are one thing; holes in a house are entirely another!!


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