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netty


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Joined: Oct 2007
Post: #1
07-02-2010 10:22 AM

If you've ever wondered what the regular morning drilling sound is that can be heard around Horniman Drive and, on quiet days, can be heard from near Forest Hill Station - it's a small woodpecker drilling the metal telephone mast. Here's a picture - it's not great quality as I was some distance away. I'm sure its beak must be getting blunt from drilling metal!

   

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michael


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Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #2
07-02-2010 11:13 AM

I recently took some video from my window

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vc6ksnp4ul8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEWn8h_SPZ4

It is a new camera and clearly my camera work is not very good, and you can listen to Something for the Weekend in the background.

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michael


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07-02-2010 11:14 AM

I should mention that they are videos of woodpeckers, green and greater spotted, in the same tree about 30 minutes apart. They are regular visitors.

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Happysnapper


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Joined: Aug 2007
Post: #4
08-02-2010 11:54 AM

Crikey - poor Woody! That seems like an exercise in futility to me!

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