Local birder Chris Dale captured this footage earlier this week of a hairy woodpecker in the Squamish River Estuary.
Close your eyes, and you might mistake its pecking for construction sounds in town!
It also seems to have a bark-like tweet.
According to the Canadian Government, the annual and national Christmas Bird Count and the Breeding Bird Survey suggest that the hairy woodpecker's numbers have increased by about 100% in Canada since 1970.
It is estimated there are 500,000 to 5,000,000 adults in Canada, currently.
Here are a couple of fun facts about the bird courtesy All About Birds.
*Common sight: Across North America, the Hairy woodpecker can be found from sea level — like in Squamish — to high in the mountains. In Central America, it is restricted to higher mountain forests.
*Fast friends: The hairy and downy woodpeckers are usually both found in the same ranges. The downy woodpecker uses smaller branches, while the hairy woodpecker tends to spend more time on trunks.
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