Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Pileated Woodpecker, Dryocopus pileatus

After many attempts, I finally got a picture (plus movie!) of the Pileated Woodpeckers around here. They've been going at the birdfeeder, too, but they're so shy they take off at even the hint of a picture being taken.







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10 comments:

Jennifer said...

That is truly awesome. What great birds. Were the hairs standing up on the back of your neck when you took that video?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Actually I was too busy trying to hold the camera still to think about the hairs on the back of my neck.

The pileateds have been all over the place since I got here, but darn are they easily spooked. They have a pretty amazing call when they fly off, I'd love to get that on a video.
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Randal Graves said...

What a waste of space. Where's the shopping center?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

i think if I wandered into the woods, I would never come back.

Von said...

I was all calm and serene and then
ORBS!!!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Pleated Woodpecker, Dry Octopus Pilaf?

umm, no thanks, I am full. Try Big Bald Banned Bastard.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Love the pics and video. I saw one of these puppies at work in the fall and it was a most impressive bird.

M. Bouffant said...

So, those birds pecked out that deck furniture from rotting logs?

Wow.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I saw one of these puppies at work in the fall


(psst. Dude. I'm pretty sure that's a bird.)

Another Kiwi said...

End Woodpecker sweat shop furniture factories!!!
Loverly stuff M.Thunder