Date: 10/3/17 2:29 pm
From: Carl Schwartz <cschwartz3...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Pileated Woodpecker's Peculiar Demise, Polk County
Perhaps it got a foot lodged in the cavity and could not extricate itself?

Carl Schwartz
Milwaukee County

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff Virant" <rainbow...>
To: "Wisconsin Birding Network" <wisbirdn...>
Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 11:05 AM
Subject: [wisb] Pileated Woodpecker's Peculiar Demise, Polk County


> Hi all,
>
> While out walking on our property yesterday, I came upon the undeniable
> and sad evidence of what would seem to be a rather peculiar demise for a
> Pileated Woodpecker. I am attaching a link to my Flickr account that will
> hopefully allow you to see it. The unfortunate Pileated Woodpecker is
> lodged about 10 feet up in a white pine. The first photo on Flickr shows
> the bird and the second photo shows the white pine tree trunk with a
> garden rake to provide size and height reference. The woodpecker itself is
> about 10 feet up from ground and there is no cavity behind it in the tree.
> I can’t imagine that the bird would have flown by accident into the tree
> and collided with it. Nevertheless, I am also having difficulty imagining
> what other beast may have carried it up there and why. Sure would
> appreciate any theories.
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/28520088@N02/?
>
> Best birding,
>
> Jeff Virant
> Deer Park, WI (Polk County)
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