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Offline larry A

Pilelated wood pecker reference pictures
« on: January 25, 2013, 01:00:05 PM »
This guy is about 20 inches tall and lives in my back yard. He has attacked his own image in my windows at times. He might make a good confidence decoy. Ha, Ha
 Larry




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Pilelated wood pecker reference pictures
« on: January 25, 2013, 01:00:05 PM »

RickC

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Re: Pilelated wood reference pictures
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2013, 01:06:55 PM »
Hmmm....sounds like a project. Maybe a Palm frond wood pecker

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Re: Pilelated wood reference pictures
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Offline larry A

Re: Pilelated wood reference pictures
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2013, 01:58:48 PM »
Ok, he is not a duck he is a woodpecker. Larry

RickC

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Re: Pilelated wood reference pictures
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2013, 02:02:27 PM »
For some reason it only came out "wood" , should have read palm frond woodpecker

Offline D. Fisher

Re: Pilelated wood reference pictures
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2013, 10:18:55 AM »
I always liked seeing them down in eastern OK when I lived there. Compared to the other 'peckers, they are giants.
Dan

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Re: Pilelated wood reference pictures
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2013, 10:18:55 AM »

Re: Pilelated wood reference pictures
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2013, 10:42:12 AM »
Carve One! there is a clbooty for woodpeckers at the Ward Chesapeake Challange show in Salisbury MD in Oct.
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Offline Jode H.

Re: Pilelated wood reference pictures
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2013, 03:51:45 PM »
Pileated's are so cool, thanks for posting the pics, here's one I carved from Paulownia a couple months ago............hope you don't mind me sharing it.





Offline larry A

Re: Pilelated wood reference pictures
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2013, 08:04:06 PM »
Not at all Jode, These big guys are really something down here. We have a bunch them knocking on the trees and sometimes on the eves of the house. A neighbor has aluminum trim on his shed and for some reason they bang out a really loud racket on that.
What reason did you carve yours, an ornament? confidence bird? or are you hunting those critters. Just kidding Jode.
Larry

Offline tom modin

Re: Pilelated wood reference pictures
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2013, 01:43:24 PM »
they are a good call to us when the sun comes up to get a shock gobble out of  pressured birds.
Decoy carving is not a point and click hobby

Offline Jode H.

Re: Pilelated wood reference pictures
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2013, 08:12:57 PM »
I had made a red-headed woodpecker for my daughter awhile back, well, a fella saw that and asked if I would try my hand at a Pileated for his cabin. He just uses it for a conversation piece.

However in the old days ( think depression era) alot of the down Jersey and MD. guys carved woodpeckers and used them to shoot the real birds for the stew pot.



killerv

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Re: Pilelated wood reference pictures
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2013, 08:29:15 AM »
awesome, I actually cut one out a couple years ago, just never carved it, may have to know. I think mine is about 15in tall, too small?

Offline D. Fisher

Re: Pilelated wood reference pictures
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2013, 09:20:57 AM »
Nice lookin' bird Jode.
Dan

RickC

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Re: Pilelated wood reference pictures
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2013, 09:21:42 AM »
Dennis I did some checking im my wifes bird book and it says 16-19 inches, so its close enough I'd think if it wasn't going yo be entered maybe?

Offline larry A

Re: Pilelated wood reference pictures
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2013, 10:57:47 PM »
Carve One! there is a clbooty for woodpeckers at the Ward Chesapeake Challange show in Salisbury MD in Oct.
Heck I'm starting one right now, tell my what to do to enter. Larry


Re: Pilelated wood pecker reference pictures
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2013, 11:14:10 PM »
Larry  Go to wardmuseum.org/  and click contact us and ask for details on Chesapeake Challange  and look under woodpecker division also request entry form
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