Daily Archives: May 13, 2016

What’s all that ruckus?


Big, loud bird… and about the size of a mallard duck, but clawing its way up the underside of a tree… impossible not to notice when it’s knocking and hammering around in the front yard for a couple of days.

Hello, Pileated Woodpecker.

They are loud birds with whinnying calls. They also drum on dead trees in a deep, slow, rolling pattern, and even the heavy chopping sound of foraging carries well.