Writing Can Be Murder

March 29, 2008

Woodpecker

Filed under: Uncategorized — love2wryte @ 12:02 am

For the past three days I’ve watched a woodpecker at work.

 This is not just any ordinary woodpecker. This is an industrious woodpecker. A persistent woodpecker.

It’s also the world’s dumbest woodpecker.

For three days, at pretty much the same time every morning, he shows up and starts hammering away. 

On a metal fence.

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2 Comments »

  1. I had to know. So I looked it up:

    Part of a woodpecker’s breeding behavior is an incessant rhythmic tapping or repetitive drumming on wood or other hard surfaces using the bill as a way of proclaiming breeding territory and social significance. Woodpeckers prefer drumming surfaces that resonate loudly. They frequently bypass wood and use metal gutters and downspouts, television antennae, or metal rooftop ventilators. Both male and female woodpeckers drum. This activity may be annoying to household residents, especially if it starts in the early morning hours.

    I don’t recall Woody doing this ….

    Comment by Cyndi — March 29, 2008 @ 4:54 pm | Reply

  2. Why am I not surprised you looked it up?

    I guess the woodpecker got lucky since he/she hasn’t returned.

    Comment by love2wryte — March 31, 2008 @ 4:54 pm | Reply


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