Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

Woodpecker’s Delight

Recently I observed a woodpecker preoccupied with drilling holes into the old tree stump that has served as a stand for our wash basket. It did not notice me with my movie camera. So I managed to get as close as five metres away from this colourful bird. The result is this short video. Enjoy.

26 comments

  1. Pit · October 21

    Great video! You were lucky to meet such a pre-occupied woodpecker.

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    • Peter Klopp · October 21

      The woodpecker was actually more concerned another woodpecker threatening to intrude his territory.

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  2. Pure Glory · October 21

    Peter, your video of the woodprcker was so enjoyable to watch, Glad you shared it with your readers.

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  3. Shepherd Cathy · October 21

    Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

    On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, The Peter and Gertrud Klopp Family Project wrote:

    > Peter Klopp posted: ” Wednesday’s Photos Woodpecker’s Delight Recently I > observed a woodpecker preoccupied with drilling holes into the old tree > stump that has served as a stand for our wash basket. It did not notice me > with my movie camera. So I managed to get as close” >

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  4. Stella, oh, Stella · October 21

    Lucky you that he let you come so near and make this great video! Such a big and beautiful bird!

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  5. Robert Parker · October 21

    It’s great to be able to watch this close up. He’s really working hard for his dinner.

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  6. Des · October 21

    That’s a nice up-close video! Ours look a lot like that. They’re fun to watch and don’t seem to bothered much by my presence. To me, he was a little bigger than I expected. It looks like you got a little closer than I’ve been able to (so far). Thanks for sharing!

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    • Peter Klopp · October 21

      Mz followers from Europe report that their woodpeckers are much smaller but more colourful.

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  7. Amy · October 21

    I’ve never seen one so low to the ground—brave bird! Great video, Peter.

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  8. crowcanyonjournal · October 21

    Nice, Peter! No woodpeckers like that down here.

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  9. Steve Schwartzman · October 22

    It’s good that you got so close for so long before saying so long. We can recast a venerable question: how much wood will a woodpecker peck when a woodpecker pecks at wood?

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    • Peter Klopp · October 23

      Here is a German tongue twister: Fischer’s Fritze fischt frische Fische. Have a great weekend, Steve!

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  10. Su Leslie · October 22

    Great video Peter.

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  11. Ruth · October 23

    Wow a real nature documentary, Peter. Such work to procure a meal. You did a great job capturing that woodpecker.

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  12. Rashminotes · October 24

    Such a lovely video! Amazing Peter:)

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  13. Sartenada · 28 Days Ago

    Gorgeous video! It was so hardworking that it didn’t care about you.

    Have a nice day!

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