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Evidence of woodpecker damage?

Observed: 28th January 2012 By: stoneage
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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This dead tree looks like it has had an extensive attack from a woodpecker.
What do you think?

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Woodpecker damage?

I just don't think so! The holes seem too 'ragged' (if that is the correct term) Woodpecker holes are generally much neater and do not show the 'fraying' around the edges of the hole. Having said that, I haven't the foggiest idea. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.

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Ragged holes

Yep...I see your point. The wood was very rotten and soft...perhaps this contrbuted to the ragged edges?