Early one morning I heard the strangest sound. It was a knocking sound, but it was a bit metallic. I couldn’t figure out where it was coming from because it was so intermittent.
When my sweetie got up the sound had stopped, but later that morning it started up again and my husband solved the mystery.
Turns out its mating season for woodpeckers. The males are showing off by making a lot of racket to draw attention to themselves. One ambitious woodpecker had found the metal ladder set up next to our house (hence the metallic sound).
I hope he finds a girlfriend soon.