Monday, June 20, 2011

Adventures with Dan: Canoe & Kayak River Trip

While on a van drive to the West Outlet to go kayaking this week, the Giannakouros family spotted a Pileated Woodpecker! Woodpeckers can be identified by the rhythmic drumming of their bill. They live in wooded areas and tap on tree trunks to find insects, which in turn, they eat. Some species of woodpecker drum to communicate with other woodpeckers during courtship. It is estimated that a woodpecker can tap up to 12,000 times per day!

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