Woodpecker II


The green woodpecker continued its drilling today, while working its way towards the top of the building.

While Googling ‘green woodpeckers’ in an effort to discover whether it was a young bird I came across this:

Common Woodpecker Spirit Animal Meanings

When the woodpecker spirit animal comes knocking, it seeks to rekindle your passion in finding the truth.

The woodpecker symbolism also encourages you to be innovative and creative and to protect those who are too weak to protect themselves.

The woodpecker spirit animal appears to you because you need to protect your wisdom and creativity from threats.

Do not be too open about your pursuits because there are many threats out there that will take them away from you.

People will always want to take advantage of your kindness and generosity. The woodpecker meaning encourages you to strike a balance between being kind and being cautious.

Well that was fascinating, I shall take note.

This particular green woodpecker does not have the distinctive markings I am familiar with and it also seems to have an abundance of down feathers, which made me wonder if it was a young bird and maybe a little confused about where it should be drilling. However I still feel the most likely reason for drilling on a building is to attract a mate.

Anyway I have seen it flying around for several months so I am sure there will be more photos to come.

Stay safe, take care.




The sound of woodpeckers drilling on trees is a daily occurrence this time of the year. They are either drilling a hole for a nest or testing the tree for nesting suitability. Today however the sound was different, it sounded hollow and was much closer. I looked out my window and listened. A woodpecker was clearly not far away but scanning the nearest deciduous tree I could see nothing and the tree looked too young and green anyway for woodpecker nesting. The only other trees were fir and they were too far away for the sound. I was a little dumbfounded until my eye caught sight of a green woodpecker clinging to the side of the neighboring building. At first I thought it was just a coincidence and the sound was coming from elsewhere but then it resumed drilling into CONCRETE!

Not only that but this woodpecker remained in the same spot and drilled intermittently for at least an hour. I wondered why it was doing this and was rather concerned for its beak. I mean, I am pretty sure even with a hammer and screwdriver I would have been hard put to make more noise. Maybe it was to attract a mate, like a we might discover and play a new musical instrument to impress someone.

Anyone with any ideas?