A Knock At The Door

As I was chatting with Attila, who was on his break at work, there was an odd knock at the door. I looked out the window to discover a pileated woodpecker pecking at the front door. For an hour so so afterwards, that woodpecker darted around our house.

A harbinger?

I wonder.



Updated on Thu, Nov 23 at 10:25 AM
4 °C
Wind 8 SW km/h
Humidity 86 %
Visibility 17 km
Sunrise 7:13 AM
Wind gust 11 km/h
Pressure 100.9 kPa
Ceiling 1100 m
Sunset 4:35 PM


“from the tree upon which this bird nested any nail which has been driven in will soon drop out again”
Source: Psychology of the Unconscious, by C. G. Jung

“Woodpeckers are indicators of habitats high in biodiversity which
indicates if the surrounding habitat is healthy.”
Source: Virkkala, R. (2006). Why study woodpeckers? The significance of woodpeckers in forest ecosystems. Annales Zoologici Fennici, 43, 82–85.

Picus, in Roman mythology, a woodpecker sacred to the god Mars. It was widely worshipped in ancient Italy and developed into a minor god. Picus was an agricultural deity associated particularly with the fertilization of the soil with manure. The woodpecker was also an important bird in augury.”
Source: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Picus-Roman-mythology

“Woodpecker symbolism is letting you know that it is time to pay attention because an opportunity has come knocking along with it. In other words, the Woodpecker meaning is signaling you that significant changes are happening in your life. Therefore, it is up to you to seize the moment. Whether it is the renewal of an old project, the finishing of a new project, or a serendipitous meeting with someone in your life, get busy! Furthermore, whatever way you perceive it, this spirit animal insists that you must understand that the door is wide open for you right now and that success is yours for the asking.”
Source: https://www.spirit-animals.com/woodpecker-symbolism/

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Joan Lansberry

I hope it’s a good omen!


Fingers crossed that something wonderful comes your way! I love symbolism and synchronicity.


Oh I like this! Opportunity is knocking at the door! This sounds like a good omen.


If nothing else, at least you had a fun visitor!