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May 15, 2008


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No wonder this bird looks a bit frouwzy! I'd look more than frouwzy if I banged my head against the wall at even half the speed!

The Zen Birdfeeder

Aunt B - glad you enjoyed. This was a late winter picture on a yucky day. He looks soaked!
Toni - 2 aspirin please.


Amazing. I never really gave it a thought about the impact. I would have a headache if i were a woodpecker. ;)

Aunt B

Thanks for specs on the WP. I've always been curious how they survive all of the 'head-pounding' action. Very, very interesting. Poor little thing looks so exhausted though!

The Zen Birdfeeder

Mike - thanks. Gives me a headache just looking at it.
Lori - yeah, he's kinda like "what?"
Larry - hope you had a helmet on!


Nice imformative post and photo to go with it.-

"This is equivalent to a person crashing head-first into a tree while running at top speed."-I did that while playing football once and it was not fun!


amazing post (i loved that last shot... he looked a little mussed from the striking) ;) great facts


Cool shot! It really drives home the points you make about the woodpecker's adaptations (and apparent insanity.)

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