Thread subject: Woodpecker???
||05/22/07 10:54 am
||Is that w Woodpecker I hear nearby?
||05/22/07 12:40 pm
||Sorry Sarah, I have not heard one when I have looked in. Did hear a Mourning Dove however - heard it the other day too.
||05/22/07 01:22 pm
||Sarah, I heard a northern flicker early this morning, there is no mistaking that call, I think they are woodpeckers.
||05/22/07 01:28 pm
||Sometimes I mistake northern flickerds for mourning doves. They are ground feeders sticking the beaks into the ground for bugs.
||05/22/07 03:18 pm
||Listen to Mourning Dove here:
and Northern Flicker here:
the Mourning Dove sounds like our (English) Wood Pigeon
||05/22/07 04:34 pm
||Oh Pam, I didn't mean that they sounded alike, I ment they look similar at a distance on the ground. I should of mentioned that in my post.
||05/22/07 05:00 pm
||I know what you meant Madeline but I just thought maybe someone might like to know what both sounded like because I didn't know until I looked it up as above. I don't know many American bird sounds and this was very noticeable last year when I was watching the Loon cam with sound because there are a lot of wader, warbler, bunting type sounds as well as the Loons and I just don't know what they are. There are so many of those little birds too and it is very difficult to find out what they are - unless someone else is watching at the same time that I can ask. However, I'm learning - I can now tell a RWB from a Bobwhite :))
||05/22/07 07:51 pm
||hmm...the noise sounded like a woodpecker drumming.....My daughter however rather sceptically said it was probably something creaking so was wondering if there were woodpeckers in the vicinity