The Pileated Woodpeckers who are visiting the suet logs daily in the front yard,
have also been busy in the backyard.
|About to launch himself up to the suet block.|
Today, I was doing a walk around the backyard and noticed that this stump,
which I have been covering with an old wash tub planter,
is being turned into sawdust.
|These holes are deep and tunnel through the entire stump.|
|I should have taken the photo to show the pile of sawdust below the work area.|
Since I have not witnessed this process, I am only guessing that it is the pileated doing the work.
Today, I set up the trail cam and hopefully, I'll have the evidence of this destruction very soon.
Every since I asked Ryan cut down this elm tree and leave a stump about 2 feet high,
for some purpose I was not sure of at the time,
I have wished this stump to be gone.
It looks like my wish is being granted.