Apparently a downy woodpecker has decided to eat my colonial porch in historic Parkfairfax. Over the weekend, he has drilled a 3 foot line in the upper wood frame facing the street. I haven't seen or heard him but my neighbors have and said he is at it most of the day. The wood is probably 25 years old and was recently repainted in August. The porch has a very high ceiling so it is not something I can take care of myself. Before calling my condo office, I would welcome any advice/thoughts on what to do if the little guy continues. The porch is right next to a huge hemlock cedar that I've often seen him working. We lost a big dutch elm to disease earlier this summer in the back, but I would hope there are plenty of food sources in the Mt. Eagle woods behind me. Thanks. Pat Chapla Alexandria, VA ________________________________________________________________________ Check out the new AOL. Most comprehensive set of free safety and security tools, free access to millions of high-quality videos from across the web, free AOL Mail and more.