Saturday, October 18, 2014
The Wildlife Chronicles of Salem, AL: Woody Woodpecker
Several times a week, while sitting at my desk, typing papers for my Graduate degree classes and studying peer reviewed, scholarly articles and scientific studies, I hear this unrelenting knocking or tapping noise. It sounds like someone tapping a piece of wood with a metal rod. Tap, Tap, Tap......
It goes on for quite awhile to the point where it breaks my concentration and warrants investigation.
So I go outside to the large pine trees in front of my house and look around. Sure enough, Tap, Tap, Tap...... Then I see the culprit. A woodpecker of all things. Makes perfect sense of course. Now I have tried to get pictures of him. They come out blurry and out of focus because Woody does not like photo shoots. So I was forced to scour the web to find pics that resemble my particular brand of Woody.
Searching through several websites, I found a couple of possible suspects on
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