Thrilled to receive so many responses to my blog about the pileated woodpecker. As promised yesterday, here is a pileated’s wood chip with 2.25″ knife beside it. I forgot my ‘little’ knife is that long. So they can whack out chips well over 4″ long. Who knew? They are really powerful birds. Imagine how strong we might be with more insects in our diets! Please let me know if you find a longer chip!
PS. I did pick up the trash in the earlier photo. Must remember to keep a grocery bag in my pocket on all walks!