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#753681 - 04/14/12 01:16 PM Woodpeckers?
Salman Offline
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I have woodpeckers at my house and I know what they sound like. There is something else that I think is a woodpecker but it pecks way faster than the other peckers, any ideas? It pecks almost twice as fast as the normal peckers. I haven't seen it, only heard it.
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#753684 - 04/14/12 01:38 PM Re: Woodpeckers? [Re: Salman]
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Originally Posted By: Salman
I have woodpeckers at my house and I know what they sound like. There is something else that I think is a woodpecker but it pecks way faster than the other peckers, any ideas? It pecks almost twice as fast as the normal peckers. I haven't seen it, only heard it.

The neighbor has a nuthatch that is boring through their siding to make a nest as I type this.
She has a pretty fast "rate of peck".....I think a little faster than a woodpecker.

Nuthatches usually walk up and down tree trunks searching for bugs.
I've never seen one so diligently peck away at something.
She's almost through and the neighbors decided to let them nest.
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#753689 - 04/14/12 02:36 PM Re: Woodpeckers? [Re: Direct-Drive]
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Same thing is going on at my neighbors. Flickers punched several holes through south siding that was soft from rot. He covered those holes with patches but left a small hole uncovered. Nuthatches came in and started to enlarge the hole and pull insulation out. Surprised me to see nuthatches drilling away just like tiny woodpeckers.

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#753690 - 04/14/12 03:05 PM Re: Woodpeckers? [Re: CedarR]
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Teanage woodpecker?
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#753692 - 04/14/12 03:16 PM Re: Woodpeckers? [Re: Dave Vedder]
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Originally Posted By: Dave Vedder
Teanage woodpecker?


rofl
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#753696 - 04/14/12 03:38 PM Re: Woodpeckers? [Re: Dave Vedder]
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Originally Posted By: Dave Vedder
Teanage woodpecker?

Maybe an old one.
Haven't they found trace amounts of Viagra in the water supply ?

laugh
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#753716 - 04/14/12 07:13 PM Re: Woodpeckers? [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: stam
It's basically the mating call of a woodpecker, this time of year they will rat-a-tat-tat machine gun style on whatever will make the most noise to lure in a girlfriend, hollow logs, outbuildings, I have had them beat on an old metal gate in spring for years now, *once* they even thought it would be cool to set on the flashing on the peak of my house and let 'er rip...not a good move, my daughter shot that one with the bb gun when it woke her up one time too many when she was 16 or 17....

Sapsuckers.

That can surprise the hell out of you the first time you hear it inside the house.
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#753727 - 04/14/12 08:23 PM Re: Woodpeckers? [Re: Sol Duc]
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It sounds like a drill on a stripped out nut going around and around at full speed.
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#753782 - 04/15/12 02:01 AM Re: Woodpeckers? [Re: Salman]
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Horned-up Flickers going Thompson machine gun on a galvanized chimney cap at dawn will make you say bad words....

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#753792 - 04/15/12 08:32 AM Re: Woodpeckers? [Re: Driftin']
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I've even had them hang on the gutters and beat them up. Noisy, but harmless. Rather that than the siding. smile
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#753818 - 04/15/12 12:50 PM Re: Woodpeckers? [Re: ParaLeaks]
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This is mild compared to what they can really do.
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#753848 - 04/15/12 04:38 PM Re: Woodpeckers? [Re: Salman]
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so fast......incredible
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#756048 - 04/26/12 03:43 PM Re: Woodpeckers? [Re: ]
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Never gave a thought to installing a stainless steel chimney cap over the fireplace. . . . until this spring, either a downy or flicker is using it to proclaim his territory and attract a mate. Fortunately he didn't start up until after I woke up and got out of bed, or I likely would have take the same action as Stam's daughter. Funny how they find the loudest thing around. We've had pileated woodpeckers use the metal shroud on the parking lot lights at work, and that sound echoes a long ways.

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#756284 - 04/27/12 02:45 AM Re: Woodpeckers? [Re: ]
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Rule .17 HMR. If I can see it from the porch, it is as good as dead.
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#756696 - 04/29/12 05:03 PM Re: Woodpeckers? [Re: Salman]
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Loc: Vancouver, WA
Originally Posted By: Salman
I have woodpeckers at my house and I know what they sound like. There is something else that I think is a woodpecker but it pecks way faster than the other peckers, any ideas? It pecks almost twice as fast as the normal peckers. I haven't seen it, only heard it.


Although a species of the woodpecker family most likely a Sapsucker....

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#757047 - 05/01/12 05:25 PM Re: Woodpeckers? [Re: stlhdr1]
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Registered: 04/16/12
Posts: 2
Loc: woodland, wa
two years in a row mr pecker hits my gutter between 5:45am and 6:15am, not cool.

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