Posts tagged ‘woodpecker’

April 21, 2017

“Clang-clang-clang!” – it’s spring in northern BC

A sure sign of spring in Northern British Columbia: northern flickers hammering away on metal chimney pipes and lamp post caps!!

The northern flicker is a member of the woodpecker family, and, according to Wikipedia, woodpeckers often drum on trees or metal objects to communicate and declare territory. The louder the noise, the better, apparently — hence the metallic clang-clang-clang-clang “song of spring” in northern BC!