Woodpecker drilling irrigation pipe
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|As I was walking along in the early evening I saw this woodpecker was making a hole in an irrigation pipe to get to the water. We saw another example after the damage was done, with water spurting out uncontrollably. Its apparently a frequent occurrence. I had never seen woodpeckers in Israel before - apparently they are quite common. I had no time to adjust exposure etc. or change to a longer lens, unfortunately.|
Tom Conzemius has identified it so I updated this comment.
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Most interesting biological behavior. Wonder if the WP is drinking from a hole otherwise present or if he, in fact, did peck a hole in it. Some water stains would suggest that the pipe had been leaking for sometime. TFS.
- [2013-08-19 5:31]
it's a Syrian Woodpecker