New Neighborhood Voice

October 8, 2006

Knock Knock!
Alum Rock Park Woodpeckers Coming In

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The end wall of the Alum Rock Park
Visitors’ Center was being pocked with
large acorn woodpecker holes. The strips
of mylar were hung to discourage the birds
from their incessant knocking - before
new harder wall material was installed.

Here’s one of the culprits working on a hole.
Knock, knock, knock!

(Photos from Mike McClintock and Roger Abe)


Here’s how the holes in the siding looked.
There were dozens of them!

(Photo from Mike McClintock and Roger Abe)

This photo of an acorn woodpecker gives
a clear view of the clown’s colorful face.
(Photo by Richard Brown)

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