BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

YOUNG PILEATED WOODPECKER (THREE PHOTOGRAPHS)

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This young woodpecker was aware of us as she made her way from the tree to the water’s edge. She remained on the ground for a good five minutes having a drink and looking around. I have never been as close to a pileated before or seen one on the ground, it was pretty thrilling.

39 thoughts on “YOUNG PILEATED WOODPECKER (THREE PHOTOGRAPHS)

  1. These are fantastic! Cheers Anne

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  2. Fantastic images of this spectacular bird, Belinda. It is very exciting to spot these birds!

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  3. Fabulous images. Haven’t seen a woodpecker at our spot in ages.

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  4. Beautiful captures! I’ve only seen a pileated once in my life a couple summers ago!

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  5. Wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are so lucky ! Amazing photos !

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  6. Really wonderful shots, Belinda!!
    Dwight

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  7. Great shots of this elusive bird, Belinda. It seems that many young birds haven’t learned to fear humans and let you get closer than adults do. They learn quick, however.

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  8. Wow, what a superb batch of shots! A truly regal creature! Even drinking shots! 🙂

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  9. Such extraordinary birds: how remarkable that you were able to get so close to her!

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  10. How exciting!! I’ve never seen one at all in person. Your images are gorgeous!

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  11. Such a wonderful bird, and you have captured it so beautifully, Belinda!

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  12. I’m always thrilled when I see one of these in our yard (which happens once in a long while). Great pictures of them!

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  13. Great photos, and so close up! Well done. 👌🏻💕😎

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  14. What a fun experience especially with him right out in the open! Great images, Belinda!

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  15. Definitely thrilling to be so close! Beautiful images, Belinda, he is gorgeous around the blue water.

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  16. Very nice series. I went a long time just trying to find these guys before photographing them.

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  17. What fun! And that first photo is amazing.

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  18. I like his red ‘cap’!! 🙂

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  19. What a marvellous ‘capture’ of the woodpecker drinking – most unusual!

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