Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence



Yellow-shafted Flicker
Pounding on cedar siding
Or is that my head?

In response to CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI: Carpe Diem #735 even woodpeckers
Originally inspired by Carpe Diem #732 “A bell at sunset” but when I saw #735 I thought, what a perfect fit!

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

13 thoughts on “Peckers

  1. those beautiful but pesky woodpeckers! great poem 🙂

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  2. We battle every spring. They love to pull the knots out of my siding, especially the third story – what a perfect place to nest! I have a Supersoaker water gun that I fire up to humanely encourage them to go somewhere else.

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  3. haha love the super soaker idea! I can just see them darting off

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  4. Very good! 🙂

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  5. Head, siding—sometimes they’re both the same! 😉

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  6. Ouch – what a racket that woodpecker must make.

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  7. The jackhammer sound reverberates throughout the whole house. If my head doesn’t hurt when they start, it does by the time they’re done.


  8. I live in Australia. We don’t have woodpeckers over here. The sound must get really annoying.

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  9. I’d call them worse than that, even, Christy!

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