Monday, May 03, 2010

Me and Queequeg T. Dog, Ph.D. saw a Pileated Woodpecker in Augusta, Maine


This winter, in February, me and Queequeg T. Dog, Ph.D. saw some massive holes dug out of white pine trees across the street. They were big enough to put softballs into.

On Friday, we finally saw the sawyer. The photo is blurry but you can see her red cap. It's a Pileated Woodpecker, standing on the ground, out behind Stone Street in Augusta. We tried to get closer, but Queequeg wanted to get even closer, so that was the end of the photo session.

UPDATE: Queequeg and I also saw a big coyote/wolf across the street last week around midnight. Probly 45-50 pounds. Maine "coyotes" are very obviously coyotes with a lot of remnant wolf genes mixed in. As time goes on I think the wolf genes are becoming more dominant and the coyote genes less, thus leading to a larger, more wolf-like coyote with every generation. Which you need to take down moose and deer.

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