Big tree holes in Forest Park

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arlohike
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Big tree holes in Forest Park

Post by arlohike » February 11th, 2017, 2:45 pm

In Forest Park, on Firelane 15, just south of the lookout point near Kielhorn Meadow, I saw this tree with carved out squares in it. I understand Pileated Woodpeckers cut these square holes, but these were much larger than I've seen (some tall and deep enough to hide a pop can in) and in a live tree. They were also freshly made, judging from the shavings around the base of the tree. I didn't see this on any nearby trees. Is this from a woodpecker gone mad, or something else?
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Re: Big tree holes in Forest Park

Post by pcg » February 11th, 2017, 7:30 pm

Pileated Woodpecker

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