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    We have pterodactyls!

    Seriously, if it looks like a pterodactyl and squawks like a pterodactyl it's gotta be a pterodactyl! One is 55-300 stretched out all the way, 2nd is 400 prime all manual (man they are twitchy birds! Hard to focus without a tripod)
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    Looks like a red headed woodpecker to me. Does it go peck peck peck on that tree?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmf View Post
    Looks like a red headed woodpecker to me. Does it go peck peck peck on that tree?
    Actually it's a pileated, there's a pair of them. They have holes drilled everywhere. Absolutely huge, tail to top knot is real close to a foot, or even more.
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    I was able to watch a couple of them while deer hunting last fall. Amazing creatures...until they start pecking at the wood siding on the cabin
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_fuji View Post
    I was able to watch a couple of them while deer hunting last fall. Amazing creatures...until they start pecking at the wood siding on the cabin
    I have had peckers working on my house, not pileated thank goodness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    I have had peckers working on my house
    Me too... they destroyed my wife's flower bed while taking the old shingles off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LWP View Post
    Me too... they destroyed my wife's flower bed while taking the old shingles off.
    Yikes! They are really territorial too.
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    I had a pair of Bard Owls move into the woods behind my house a couple years ago. They're huge birds. They're still hanging out. They hoot across the valley to one another around sunset. Kind of sounds like an old married couple *****ing at one another.

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    Pileated woodpeckers are about the coolest birds. Pounding away like some kind of power tool. You can see big chips flying off when they're working on a dead snag looking for bugs.

    It's "barred" owl, isn't it, PMF? They are very large and impressive, as you say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmf View Post
    I had a pair of Bard Owls move into the woods behind my house a couple years ago. They're huge birds. They're still hanging out. They hoot across the valley to one another around sunset. Kind of sounds like an old married couple *****ing at one another.
    We have a pair of Barred nesting about 150 feet from our bedroom window! You ever hear the babies screaming for food?
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    These guys are the best neighbors ever.

    to see that nest tree all I have to do is turn my head from where I am sitting now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    Yikes! They are really territorial too.
    The peckers that were working on my roof weren't all that territorial, kept disappearing to work on other roofs they had going at the same time. Fortunately, there was no rain before they got the new shingles on.
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    We had one that kept trying to peck a hole in the side of our aluminum gutter. It never quite figured out that it wasn't made of wood. Sure made a racket!

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    Quote Originally Posted by azpeterb View Post
    We had one that kept trying to peck a hole in the side of our aluminum gutter. It never quite figured out that it wasn't made of wood. Sure made a racket!
    Maybe it was a pileated aluminum pecker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LWP View Post
    The peckers that were working on my roof weren't all that territorial, kept disappearing to work on other roofs they had going at the same time. Fortunately, there was no rain before they got the new shingles on.
    They re-shingled when they were done? Wow, you got their business card?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    Maybe it was a pileated aluminum pecker.
    Actually they use the drumming as communications too. We had one who would bang on a fiberglass basketball back board, when it stopped, another one picked up the beat on a little steel shed. They took turns. I have at least 3 different kind of woodpeckers as well as pterodactyls.
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    Shaker Shingle, nothing like a Persian sculpted like lion. I have actual video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eretz View Post
    Shaker Shingle, nothing like a Persian sculpted like lion. I have actual video.

    I am naming him mittens!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    I am naming him mittens!
    She is contracted to bring me half the upper part of any game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eretz View Post
    She is contracted to bring me half the upper part of any game.
    To be found with bare feet on the way to the head in the morning?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eretz View Post
    She is contracted to bring me half the upper part of any game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    To be found with bare feet on the way to the head in the morning?
    Paper over not under.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eretz View Post
    Paper over not under.
    Under not over.... Sorry.
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    Back on tropics
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    And Back on the tropics.
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