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Old Thursday 8th February 2018, 02:10   #1
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Pileated on the snag.

I hike with my dogs for a couple hours a day in the mountainsides above Ashland Oregon. It's smallish town very close to the border of N. California. There's a big snag off one of the trails and I see this Pileated on it about every tenth time I hike that trail. I saw it today. Once on a hike last summer I saw three of them. Lots of big snags for them.

However I've lived here 30 years and I swear there is a lot less bird and other animal life around anymore. I mean a lot less. Unless you're in town I mean as all the deer and turkeys have moved into town. On any day I can expect to see a dozen deer and often that many turkeys as I walk from my house to the trailheads. That's about a 15 minute walk.
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Old Thursday 8th February 2018, 09:57   #2
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Not far from where I saw my only Pileated Woodpecker, in the hills west of Selma / Cave Junction
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Old Friday 9th February 2018, 12:18   #3
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Yeah out in the sticks. I once lived just over the border in N. Cal. (Gasquet Ca.) and went through Cave Junction all the time. You were a long way from home. That's a wild area and close to the Redwoods.
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You were a long way from home. That's a wild area and close to the Redwoods.
Yep - that's what I was there to see! And Brewer's Spruces, and other such Siskiyou tree rarities. Superb area!
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Yep - that's what I was there to see! And Brewer's Spruces, and other such Siskiyou tree rarities. Superb area!
It is a beautiful area with some real wilderness with roadless areas and damless rivers. Ashland is about a two hour drive from the Redwoods. There are lots of hummingbirds down that way.
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