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Old 10-27-2013, 09:15 AM   #1
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Woodpecker at the trailer

I heard some knocking this morning and stepped outside to see what it was. To my horror, a woodpecker was on the side of the 5er pecking near a window. No damage that I can tell. Now, as I'm writing this post I heard some more noise and it was pecking at one of our homes windows. Anyone have any ideas how to discourage this maniac!
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:31 AM   #2
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No clue. We have one at our home periodically. Worse- we have a crazy Robin who for 3 or 4 years now bangs against one of our dining room windows like he's trying to get in.
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:32 AM   #3
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Must be related too the Cardinal that pecks on our Rearview Mirrors if we pull the vehicles outside. They also like (Shiny) parts,bumper,grill,and trim rings! They peck long enough to leave (Blood) on the area where they Peck! Youroo!!
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Snap a pic of it..around here we have Flickers which are related to woodpeckers. They do a lot of damage to sheds and homes trying to poke holes through the siding. They are a royal pain and are also protected by some migratory bird act of 1918.
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Old 10-27-2013, 10:47 AM   #5
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Try some mylar strips hanging of a pole or something near you.

https://www.google.com/#q=mylar+strips+birds
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Campster; Don't have time to take a pic and chase it away at the same time. LOL However, it's a pileated woodpecker. The "Woody Woodpecker" variety. We have those in this area. Ford Idaho; We're going to use the mylar strips this afternoon like you suggested. We've had them in the garden during the summer, but looks like I have some other use for them now!
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Campster; Don't have time to take a pic and chase it away at the same time. LOL However, it's a pileated woodpecker. The "Woody Woodpecker" variety. We have those in this area. Ford Idaho; We're going to use the mylar strips this afternoon like you suggested. We've had them in the garden during the summer, but looks like I have some other use for them now!

There are a couple of fruit orchards close by that hang then in their trees.

So it must work for them.
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Put a feeding station out for them. The woodpeckers love suet cakes purchased from the store like these.
If you can't beat them, enjoy them!
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Put a feeding station out for them. The woodpeckers love suet cakes purchased from the store like these.
If you can't beat them, enjoy them!
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I hear they are good when dipped in orange sauce!
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