Monday, July 9, 2012

Pileated Woodpecker Monday

There were two groups of Pileated Woodpeckers visiting the feeder in the last week: a couple of smaller birds and a trio of larger ones. These are the smaller birds:





And here are the big ones. I've never seen three on one tree before.



The above three pictures were all taken through the window. Each time I'd try to sneak up to get another shot, they'd hear me right away. Finally I got this one when it was raining cats and dogs.



This video I took in April, 2011, was also shot during a rainstorm.



P.S. Here's a couple more shots of Pieris rapae on the Russian Sage.




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13 comments:

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I don't see them often, but whenever I do, it's a real treat. Those suckers a big.

Nice catch, old chum.

Jim H. said...

Ooh ooh uh eh eh
Ooh ooh uh eh eh
eh eh eh eh eh eh eh

Alexia said...

Beautiful birds ... they look so exotic to me - we don't have woodpeckers in this part of the world. Love the red crests - and thanks for the info link.

mikey said...

Man, I got totally Pileated last night. My ears are STILL ringing...

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

With how often they came around, I thought sure I'd get sharper pics. But they're too wary.

Three in a tree is new for me.
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Randal Graves said...

Russian Sage? Marxist!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

That's right, R.G.

And those butterflies? Fellow travelers!
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Dusty,Hells most vocal Bitch said...

How magnifique! I do love seeing those woodpeckers again as we do not have any on the left coast.

Thank you for my morning smile Thunder. ;-)

vacuumslayer said...

That's weird. One of my son's books has big, red-headed woodpeckers in it and I was saying, gee, those woodpeckers seem pretty large...but I guess there are some good-sized woodpeckers out there.

Substance McGravitas said...

Quite right.

blue girl said...

Awesome, thunder! I love woodpeckers. Haven't seen any here yet. Had several at our old house. Used to love to hear them pecking/drilling/clobbering away!

Another Kiwi said...

Pilates wood-pckers are RIPPED DOOD!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

And they can't fly, either.
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