Another first for my camera traps. We have a lot of these woodpeckers in my area but this is the first
one I’ve got on camera. A lot of folks in my area also call them Indian Chickens. I’ve watched many
from my hunting stands fluttering from tree to tree over the years hammering away. They make a loud
drumming sound when they peck on a tree looking for insects and beetle larvae. It sounds a lot like a
hammer striking a tree. They also make a loud squawking call that can be heard for a good distance. I had hoped to get to posted last week but it seems the more I get done the more I have to do this Spring. Heading out later this afternoon to check the cameras and see what we've got.