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Pileated Woodpeckers - NOT!

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Wednesday February 19, 2014

Danville, VA (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Was super disappointed this afternoon - was taking a photo of the nest hole over in the woods as I often do and noticed something did not look just right like some snag at the hole. I moved to get a better look and clearer photo only to find that a squirrel family has taken over the Pileated Woodpeckers nesting cavity. I had so hoped the pileated woodpeckers would return to this hole. Totally disappointed - will be another misplaced pair of woodpeckers looking for a nesting tree and having to start from scratch.

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Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

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Artist: ShirleyWilborne

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8. Proserpina
11:39 PM GMT on February 20, 2014
Squirrels have a penchant for taking over established bird nests. last year I had Woodpeckers whose nest was in one of my trees, it is now a Squirrel nest.

I love this photo even if Mr. Squirrel is a thief and a squatter!
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7. windchimes1
6:15 PM GMT on February 20, 2014
I try so hard not to dislike these guys but they can be so invasive. I don't even like to put up my bird feeders because the only ones I feed are the squirrels !!!! Great picture though :)
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6. nanapoo
4:31 PM GMT on February 20, 2014
I don't know Shirley...maybe Woody will peck that lil rascal til he moves out!
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5. Doesiedoats
3:39 PM GMT on February 20, 2014
Oh, my, that is too bad.
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4. Railheel
1:10 AM GMT on February 20, 2014
Oh no!
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3. YouKnowWho
11:44 PM GMT on February 19, 2014
Rest assured, no need to worry, as Pileated WPs rarely re-use old nests anyway. They might just pick another tree in your woods, so keep looking up and listening for Mr. PWP's excavating noise.
Cute shot of this critter!
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2. endofstreet
11:17 PM GMT on February 19, 2014
A great shot but still disappointing relative to another family of piliated woodpeckers. Keep up the good work.
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1. noneinc
11:05 PM GMT on February 19, 2014
Nice shot anyway. ;)
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