Monday, April 14, 2014

Dryocopus pileatus

They're around here in Berkeley Springs all the time. But the Pileateds do try to avoid the paparazzi.

Here's one of my favorite local beetles:

Get your cameras ready, first in series of rare ‘blood moon’ eclipses begins April 15. This picture is from Saturday:

UPDATE: Carmi's Thematic Photographic 290 is Hungry? Here we have one of many local hungry birds, Mrs. Downy Woodpecker.
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Cross-posted at Whiskey Fire. Mouse over pics for captions, and click them for larger versions.
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11 comments:

Ruth said...

Can't wait until you photograph Ivory Bill, keep trying.
Pileated chased off my sapsuckers, one year, in N.TX.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

One of the Pileateds was just outside the basement glass door, but it saw me reach for the camera and took off.
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Jennifer said...

No blood moon for me. It was blocked by the lovely snowstorm that descended upon us last night.

Nuthatches are back this year, thundra! I know you have them all the time, but I've only seen there where I live 2 other years.

Smut Clyde said...

No blood moon for me.

Here neither. WET. Good beer and shite weather... might as well be living in Seattle.

Karen S. said...

Cool moon! I slept through the Blood Moon, but I knew others would post it! You do have some hungry friends, I always enjoy seeing them. As for our Mr. Woody-pecking-too-too much around here, they are keeping a person busy covering up entrances inside.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I got up at 4 AM on Tuesday to see if I could take pictures of the moon.

Not only was it not clear outside, it was pouring rain. Maybe next time!
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Cloudia said...

I like your eye!


Enjoy the [turtle] ride, puppy!


Domestic Hectic Apoplectics have kept me too busy recently! Glad to catch up with you today
ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral

=^..^= <3

Bob Scotney said...

Darn it! I should have posted my video of a woodpecker on the bird feeder.

Bob Scotney said...

Here's the link.
http://youtu.be/5jK0g_WZJoU

Karen S. said...

Just saying Happy morning to you, and I hope you have a blessed and Happiest of Easters tomorrow! Enjoy all.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Pileated woodpeckers are spectacular- they really stand out due to their size and coloration.