Naughty Pileated Woodpecker

The 5/8 Bees don’t actually do damage, but the hungry Pileated Woodpecker, hunting for tasty tidbits, does. I caught this one pecking on the fascia boards. When he noticed me, he flew away, but I could hear him again, from inside the house, a few minutes later. The fascia board is 2″X 8″ so you can tell the size of this Woodpecker. He is small for his species, so is perhaps young or a she.    ⓒ Bearspawprint 2014


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Pileated Woodpecker   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pileated_Woodpecker
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5/8 BEE 

5/8 BEE

Xylocopa virginica       xylokopos = ξῦλοκὀπος = Wood Cutter

Bear …03.21.2014… 5/8 BEE ⓒ Bearspawprint 2014

 

” ….. There are some 500 species of carpenter bee in 31 subgenera…..”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpenter_bee