Pileated wood chip measures over 4″


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!


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Carrie Staples

Author, illustrator of "The Yarn Animal Book", probably the only craft book with instructions for making such unique yarn animals as an orangutan, an ant eater, a llama and a star-nosed mole and "The Single Minded Prince, a fairy tale for all ages about a boy and a pirate captain who both misbehave. The books and a booklet series based on each different yarn craft topic covered in "The Yarn Animal Book" (pompoms and other really easy yarn crafts, knitting, crocheting, rya, needlepoint and embroidery), are available on Amazon and Kindle.

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