Thanks... as I mentioned to Mitch, the hawk call came from my right,
about 90 degrees to the location of the woodpecker. Maybe this
suggests that the hawk had moved away from the pileated w. following an
encounter. Don't know if this is plausible or not. I don't know
enough about hawks to guess what a hawk's behavior would be after taking
the young or mate of a pileated woodpecker. Thanks again to you and
Mitch for bringing up these interesting possibilities to ponder.
--- In Drew Panko <> wrote:
> Really neat recording.
> One - of many possibilities - the hawk just took the young or mate of
> I've seen young red tails try for anything that moves, including
> 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
> >end of the recording. The woodpecker is clearly aware of the hawk's
> >presence and responds to it. Any thoughts on this apparent
> >between the woodpecker and the hawk?
> >I hear the Pileated Woodpecker almost every time I'm out hiking, but
> >never heard it go on for 5 minutes continuously or sound so agitated.
> >It was a very windy day (tropical storm approaching), so the
> >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
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