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Re: Help with woodpecker call

Subject: Re: Help with woodpecker call
From: "Drew Panko" Drew_Panko
Date: Mon Sep 5, 2011 9:39 pm ((PDT))

Really neat recording.

One - of many possibilities - the hawk just took the young or mate of the

I've seen young red tails try for anything that moves, including Starlings.


At 12:05 AM 9/6/2011 +0000, you wrote:
>If anyone out there has experience/knowledge about woodpecker calls I
>would appreciate any comments.
>Yesterday I recorded the last 2 minutes of a 5 minute long Pileated
>Woodpecker call, mixed with what sounds like a hawk (? Red-Tailed
>hawk).  The woodpecker sounded quite agitated, especially evident near the=

>end of the recording.  The woodpecker is clearly aware of the hawk's
>presence and responds to it.  Any thoughts on this apparent interaction
>between the woodpecker and the hawk?
>I hear the Pileated Woodpecker almost every time I'm out hiking, but I've=

>never heard it go on for 5 minutes continuously or sound so agitated.
>It was a very windy day (tropical storm approaching), so the recording is=

>a bit noisy, with some EQ to lift the woodpecker out of the
>noise.  Location: Ouachita Mountains, central Arkansas.
>Thanks in advance,
>"While a picture is worth a thousand words, a
>sound is worth a thousand pictures." R. Murray Schafer via Bernie Krause.
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