Friday, 2 January 2009

Woodpecker Damage to Buildings

In this photo holes made by a Great Spotted Woodpecker in a wooden door can be seen. It is not totally clear why the birds hack into such buildings when most (including this house by Lake Balaton in Hungary) are not infested with insects. Perhaps woodpeckers bore into such surfaces because they are deceived into thinking that insects are inside by the sounds made by electricity cables ?

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