I’ve been watching this family of woodpeckers remove almost all the bark on one side of a catalpa tree that shades our deck. I have to assume that the tree had a bug issue because they don’t randomly choose a tree and beat it up. If there’s nothing to eat, they aren’t interested. So if they are pecking on your house? You should get someone to look at your house because an expert thinks you’ve got an infestation. These are the bigger woodpeckers, the hairy woodpeckers. And this one is Mrs. Hairy Woodpecker because she doesn’t have a red patch on her head. Her guy showed up a little later, but by then I’d taken out the chip and put it in my reader. I got some nice — square — pictures of the missus.
I have a few more pictures, so you can expect to see Mrs. Hairy again tomorrow. We are between birds right now. The summer birds have either migrated or flown off to Canada to breed (why go NORTH to breed?), and the winter birds haven’t shown up yet. When I see the juncos, I’ll know winter has come.