Date: 4/2/18 5:11 pm
From: Tom Crabtree <tc...>
Subject: Re: [COBOL] Nuthatch
Mary, it is quite common. They are notorious for pecking out the knots in
siding so they have access to a HUGE nest cavity. Flickers will do it as
well. Much of the time they do it for the sound it makes - chimney chases
are hollow and the sound resonates more than a solid tree trunk. I'm sure
our resident Woodpecker expert can chime in with more details.

Tom Crabtree

From: COBOL [mailto:<cobol-bounces...>] On Behalf Of Mary
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2018 2:46 PM
Subject: [COBOL] Nuthatch

Have any of you heard of a pygmy nuthatch pecking a hole in the side of a
house? After hearing tiny pecking for 3 days, I went out to investigate, and
found one that now has a hole the size of my little fingernail. I have had,
and witnessed on other house, flickers doing this.

Mary Webster

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