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Woodpeckers wrecking electricity poles around Ireland

Pole-wrecking woodpeckers. It’s not a tongue twister, but a problem faced by the ESB as woodpeckers have been damaging electricity poles and causing power outages.   So why are the birds choosing poles over natural trees?   Niall Hatch, Head of Communications and Development at Birdwatch Ireland...

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15.30 28 Nov 2023


Woodpeckers wrecking electricity poles around Ireland


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15.30 28 Nov 2023


Pole-wrecking woodpeckers. It’s not a tongue twister, but a problem faced by the ESB as woodpeckers have been damaging electricity poles and causing power outages.  

So why are the birds choosing poles over natural trees?  

Niall Hatch, Head of Communications and Development at Birdwatch Ireland...


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