This blog went daily a year ago and I have been fortunate to have a lot of new followers come along for the ride since. I have recently began reposting popular photos I placed on this blog a year ago. When you see a pileated woodpecker, you know its a pileated. This woodpecker is big and has a distinctive look. When I see it, it reminds me of something out of prehistoric times.
According to allaboutbirds.org, ( a Web site run by the prestigious Cornell Lab of Ornithology), “The Pileated Woodpecker is one of the biggest, most striking forest birds on the continent. It’s nearly the size of a crow, black with bold white stripes down the neck and a flaming-red crest.” Please see more text and another photo below.
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To get a better idea the scale of one of these birds, check out the photo I shot below (through a window and thru a screen) of a pileated feeding on a suet cake. While the pileated will visit our suet feeder on a regular basis, I prefer to scout out a nearby tree where the woodpecker may be lunching and shoot him as he inches up the tree.
To see another photo of pileated I shot recently, please to go Backyard Birding Made Simple. Thanks for checking out my blog today. I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.