Pileated Woodpecker Drumming

You just can’t beat a good hollow tree. That’s what many of nature’s subjects truly believe. This Pileated Woodpecker, the largest in North America, has found just what he’s looking for–a sturdy, yet hollow tree. He checks out the tree, then everyone around can check out him–solid, heavy pounding. The acoustics of the tree carry the sound through the northern woods. This tells other woodpeckers, male or female, that this boreal forest belongs to him. Unfortunately, this tree is also home to a pair of Tree Swallows. They don’t appreciate his talents and eventually drive him off.
Music: “Acoustic Blues” by Jason Shaw

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