> Randy wrote: > > Neighbors at the lake have a big propane tank and in the > middle is the lid where the fill valve is etc. > There was a woodpecker who loved to sit in the lid and > hammer away.
All the woodpeckers I'm familiar with hammer for two reasons - to eat and to "sing". When eating, most use a rather slow thump, thump, thump - maybe 1-3 blows-per-second and a seemingly random delay between blows. I never hear them do this on anything but wood. When signaling, they seem to like noise. Hollow tree, metal flashing, etc. And the rate is way higher, like 10-20 blows-per-second. It can almost be described as a buzz. For this, it seems the noisier he better. _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com