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My Pecker is in love with himself

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For over two weeks this Pileated Woodpecker has been courting his own reflection.  Flies over to the ledge and fans his wing and lightly pecks at himself.  Sounds like a Turkey hen purring.  Suprised how loud it is.  

 

Been interesting and a little sad to watch but the past couple of days the blue balls must have started getting to him. He'd land on the sill, flirt for a while and then go to the tree to the left and peck away trying to look tough.  Now he's ripped out the plastic trim on the side of the windows and yesterday he started on the trim.

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By the title I thought you were having boyfriend trouble...

 

Or a freudian slip...

 

Do you feel ok?

Edited by redfishkiller

how lucky am i

to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard


Shooting a coon in a 60ft tree out of a boat in the dark holding a flashlight can be tricky. ..
 

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Just now, redfishkiller said:

By the title I thought you were having boyfriend trouble...

 

Can get packed, but not loved. It's sad. 

You know it must be a penguin bound down if you hear that terrible screaming and there ain't no other birds around. 

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Just now, richie c said:

I hope you pointed out the lousy prep work to your painter

To be fair,  Its hard to fill in a 1/4 inch gap...

I'd shoot the carpenter...

how lucky am i

to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard


Shooting a coon in a 60ft tree out of a boat in the dark holding a flashlight can be tricky. ..
 

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27 mins ago, HugeDinghy said:

Basically me, in high school.  

I have no clue how to differentiate between a Male and female woodpecker but I have no doubt it's a dude.

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32 mins ago, HugeDinghy said:

Basically me, in high school.  

 

Still me but we've come to a gentlemen's agreement vis minimum daily requirements.

"You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end -- which you can never afford to loose -- with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they may be .."

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its defending its territory from its own reflection.

 

if you want it to stop, you can try soaping up the windows so it doesn't see itself.

 

adult males have a complete red crest and a red mustache. the females lack the red mustache and the crest is only about 3/4s red.

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