BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

PILEATED WOODPECKER (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

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These photographs were taken at this time last year when the temperature was milder and the days sunnier than they are right now. I wonder if the pileated woodpeckers are preparing their nests regardless of the cold weather or have postponed this activity until it warms up a bit. This male woodpecker was excavating the same tree that we’ve seen them nest in in past years. We’re supposed to get some milder weather later in the week in which case I’ll stop by the tree to check on any activity.

41 thoughts on “PILEATED WOODPECKER (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

  1. What good photos! Love them!

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  2. Now is the time for woodpeckers, searching for partners, so it is very possible there will be activitie now. I love these great pictures of last year.

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  3. I can only add my voice to the rest by repeating that these are wonderful shots indeed!

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  4. #1 is a wonderful shot! RH

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  5. Wow! Just look at those chips flying!

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  6. Beautiful bird – love all the flying debris in the first photo! A

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  7. Love both captures, great eye glint, and that first action shot is cool!

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  8. I saw a lesser spotted woodpecker in the local woods this morning in the UK. I heard it first, then saw it. Wonderful. Thanks for your photo 🙂

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  9. Absolutely stunning, Belinda. One of my favorite woodpeckers, with their large size, bright colors, prehistoric look. and oh can they pound the tree. Your capture here, with the wood splinters, reflects the pure bliss of this brilliant bird. When it gets a little warmer, he’ll be back.

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  10. I loved these pictures. Woodpeckers are very appealing.

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  11. They are like machines !

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  12. Fantastic action in the first image, and wonderful clarity in both! What a treat to see this behavior and bird.

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  13. These are absolutely fabulous images. You must be very patient.

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  14. Amazing shots, especially the first one with the flying wood chips!

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  15. Stunning shots of this wonderful bird in action!

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  16. Great job capturing these beautiful birds going about their activities!!

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  17. Beautiful shots, Belinda! I love the action of the excavation going on. I hope you do get to see them again this year.

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  18. Your pictures are wonderful. The ‘work in progress’ woodpecker shot is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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