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“...the woodpecker sighs...”


Description from Kitty Chicky Cat: ...or pecks, pounds, bangs, and hammers...

Did you know that woodpeckers strike with such force that if they pecked with their eyes open they would pop out?!


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  1. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    I didn’t know that! and we’ve got this woodpecker in the rock garden, hammering away on my wall while I’m trying to create something – I’ll have to look and see if he has his eyes shut!

    Great choice of stones for Mr. Woodpecker! I love red/black/white combos!

  2. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    Woodpeckers drive me nuts though!! They just never seem to give up!! I hope he’s using proper pecking safety or the cat might just get him and that would be such a tragedy! ;) giggle! I know! I know! Bad Kitty! LOL
    I’m glad you like the pick!! :)

  3. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    I’ve got a bird feeder right outside my studio window, which is usually frequented by nuthatches and pine siskins – so it’s always a shock when Woody lands on it, 2 feet from my eyes! I have to stop and watch him – he sure is pretty! And he’s 2 stories up in the air, so he’s pretty safe from cats – MEW! ;-)

  4. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Chicky Cat, this is a gorgeous combo! :D

    So, how do “they” know about the eyeball thing? Have “they” tested woodpeckers pecking with their eyes closed and then with them open? How would you get a woodpecker to volunteer for a gig like that?

    Wonder if this is why humans kiss with their eyes closed? HMMMMMMMM

  5. Violet
    Violet says:

    Oh my… I didn’t know that about woodpeckers…..
    But I love your pick!

  6. Valentine Chick
    Valentine Chick says:

    I believe that! They are awful loud when they drum! They are some of my favorite birds to watch. The Pileated are my faves! One time my cat Snoops caught and killed a downy woodpecker :(

  7. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    I’m glad you like the pick!! :)
    I don’t know how “they” know, Chicky LE! It was just one of those random facts on a nature show. I’m full of random facts!
    I think you must be right about the kissing though! ;) lol
    Valentine Chick, I hate it when cats kill birds! I say go for the mice, burrowing vermin, and even squirrels (though they can be fun to watch) but please cats, leave the birds alone!

  8. Valentine Chick
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