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PILEATED WOODPECKER AND CHICK

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Pileated W. & chicks

Several weeks ago I posted a photograph taken last spring of a woodpecker preparing a nest. In this shot I show the same bird feeding his chick. If you look closely, to the right and left of the chick you can just see the beaks of two other nestlings. We passed this same nesting site a few days back. Once again, a male woodpecker was cleaning it up for this year’s young. The last time we checked we saw that a squirrel had taken up residence. I know that squirrels often occupy vacant nests but this one seemed to have had a tenant, maybe the woodpecker changed its mind.

30 thoughts on “PILEATED WOODPECKER AND CHICK

  1. So that’s what a Pileated Woodpecker looks like! Handsome fella!

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  2. What an amazing photo! Living in Australia I have never seen a woodpecker – one day perh, but your photo is the next best thing

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  3. Love this! I have found a Flicker tree with several occupants that I hope to get a few good shots of!

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  4. Beautiful! I’ve never seen one of these. We have many downy woodpeckers around, and a handful of red-headed woodpeckers, but seeing this bird so gorgeously photographed is a real treat! Thank you!

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  5. What a wonderful sight 🙂

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  6. This shot of the pileated is wonderful. Maybe the squirrel should relocate?

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  7. Darned squirrels. I’d rather have a nesting bird. Great photo!

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  8. Great photo. These birds are my ‘white whale’, never to be photographed.

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  9. What a beautiful shot! In my area the pileated woodpeckers are a rare sight. I can’t imagine how exciting it must be to watch a nesting site!

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  10. This picture and the short summary are both quite stunning 😀 The words narrate beautifully what the picture says in no words 🙂

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  11. Well spotted! A very unusual photograph to capture 🙂

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