Spring sure does bring new things my way....whether I like them, or not! In years past, I've had a grey fox family and a skunk family living under my deck during the winter months, only to emerge in the early Spring, to frolic on my deck. They all moved on to other parts with a little help from the wildlife trapper!
And, now, this year brings:
"Who's there?" ........ (no joke)......
"It's that damn woodpecker again!"
Almost every morning, between 5 am and 8 am , the Northern Flicker, bless its little heart, comes-a-knocking on my roof. It especially likes the metal of the exhaust fans. It whacks away for about 10 minutes, then flies on to another roof, or so I assume.
One day, I ran outside to observe this happening, carefully noting the bird's plumage. After finding a website for woodpeckers, I was able to identify the culprit...a Northern Flicker. He, or she, or both, rap on rooftops or metal objects to warn other birds to stay out of their territory...might be a mating thing, too.
I don't know how long this will go on, I'm hoping it will stop real soon. << Hey, I'm retired, I have no use for an alarm clock. >>
|from : cave of the mounds.com Pretty bird, nasty habit.....|
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Never a dull moment,