Hairy Woodpecker
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Hairy Woodpecker

bark scaling by hairy woodpecker
Bark scaling by hairy woodpecker on a Douglas fir tree that was infested with bark beetles. The woodpecker worked on this tree for over a week, removing bark all over it to get at the tasty larvae inside. I watched each day as I walked past and saw more and more bark being removed. This is called bark sloughing.
bark scaling by hairy woodpecker
Here is the hairy woodpecker working in a section of branch. The bird would knock off bits of bark and eat whatever was under them, then move on and knock off the next bit, and so on. It was fun to watch.
hairy woodpecker scaling bark
The hairy woodpecker taking a break to watch the human with the camera.
hairy woodpecker scaling bark from Douglas fir
Hairy woodpecker hard at work sloughing bark from a Douglas fir tree.



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