BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

PILEATED WOODPECKER

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Pileated WoodpeckerThe pileated woodpecker, native to North America is also its largest woodpecker. We heard the bird excavating the tree before we saw it. These loud, colourful birds populate our woods year round although we see them most often in April, as they begin nest building, and into the fall. Other animals benefit from their home construction. As these woodpeckers nest only once in the same tree, other birds and animals will often move in and feed on the insects the woodpecker has disturbed.

28 thoughts on “PILEATED WOODPECKER

  1. Great capture and detail, Belinda! Interesting to see how he hangs onto the tree with those giant toes.

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  2. What a neat sighting, Belinda! I’ve never seen one.

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  3. Beautiful capture, Belinda!

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  4. Very nice Belinda! They are fun to photograph!

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  5. Nice capture, Belinda. I love seeing these birds swooping through the forest and hearing their loud cries. They are quite remarkable!

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  6. Engaged in work, looks like 🙂
    Excellent shot, Belinda!

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  7. Gosh, look at the focus of its eye: it means business!

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  8. Stunning photo Belinda! Magnficent colur and detail!

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  9. We have a couple of them that hang around in the trees near our place and I love watching them. When they get busy on a stump, the chips just fly. One of my favourite birds. Nice photo, Belinda.

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  10. Hello Belinda,

    Beautiful pic.

    And I noticed, you spell colorful with a ‘u’ – colourful (UK English)🙂

    Thanks.

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