White-headed Woodpeckers and Nest

Observers: Ted Williams
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Date: 07/11/2005
Time: 01:01 AM -0400


The Wooppeckers are near the Glass Creek Meadow Trail, about 100 feet up from the beginning of the trail, where it leaves the crater rim and heads up the steep pumice trail. When I got near the nest, I heard the hissing of what I thought was a reptile...and looked for one. Seeing none, I then realized the sound was coming from the nest itself; it was a continuous hiss for at least 10-15 seconds until I backed off. I assume the sound may be a deterrent for predators. Very striking Woodpeckers.