Discap

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Pileated woodpeckers
PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:12 pm 
Offline
Discussion Pro

Posts: 1328
Location: Barkersville, NY
Tim says no way, they aren't pileated. He says pileated make square holes it's probably a redhead. But look!

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2 ... 1250322607

It's a square hole! I measure the hole as 4 inches tall, 3 1/2 inches wide and 4 inches deep. WAY too big for a redhead. And its square.

Besides, I see the birds here all the time and they are huge and look just like Woody Woodpecker. Big long hooked neck and pointy head. Bigger than a crow. Redheads are smaller than crows they are robin size. This is the size of a duck.

Tim?


Last edited by Morgan on Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:37 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:07 pm 
Offline
Discussion Pro

Posts: 1691
i'd agree that it looks like a pileated's hole. however, normally i'd defer to tim's ornithological knowledge. take a look at the chips on the ground, if they are rather large i'd say that supports the pileated.

fyi, http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-headed_Woodpecker/lifehistory


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:38 pm 
Offline
Discussion Pro

Posts: 1328
Location: Barkersville, NY
Huge chips, looks like somebody used a hammer and chisel. Very impressive.

This is what I have:

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Pile ... dpecker/id


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:51 pm 
Offline
Discussion Pro
User avatar

Posts: 1813
Location: Albany NY
We've got a few Pileated Woodpeckers at my house in Chatham. My ball golf buddy that lives near Joralemon Park goes nuts over them, and we hear and see them at Sycamore golf course (just west of the J) all the time. I think you definitely have them at Hyzer Creek. I gotta get up there before the April Showers. Maybe this Friday if work goes fast enough.

_________________
365-3157 practice with purpose


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:02 pm 
Offline
Intermediate
User avatar

Posts: 157
Location: Livonia/Detroit, MI
I have seen Pilleated woodpeckers in the Lake George area over the past two summers. I have also seen MASSIVE red-headed woodpeckers, too.

_________________
I have an American dream but it involves black masks and gasoline.

PDGA#: 39659


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:20 pm 
Offline
Intermediate

Posts: 109
those things are really cool. Ive seen a pileated a few times in Central Park. Helpful for showing us what trees can come down :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:48 pm 
Offline
Intermediate

Posts: 379
The problem with that is it takes the food source (bugs, ants etc) away from them and pushes them to go elsewhere.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:23 pm 
Offline
Intermediate

Posts: 109
true, i only had one tree in mind when i said that. Tree is clearly dead and in a fairway. there are plenty more for them to feast on. lots of cool birds in that park though that add to the experience, saw a falcon in there two weeks ago


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:06 am 
Offline
Intermediate

Posts: 379
very cool. I've noticed alot at J-park, especially the past 2 weeks. Ducks, hawks, woodpeckers, a heron or egret, only had a glimpse as I was driving.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:41 am 
Offline
Discussion Pro
User avatar

Posts: 1813
Location: Albany NY
ghova wrote:
true, i only had one tree in mind when i said that. Tree is clearly dead and in a fairway. there are plenty more for them to feast on. lots of cool birds in that park though that add to the experience, saw a falcon in there two weeks ago

You can leave the dead tree on the ground if there is concern about removing the resources from the park.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group