Pileated Woodpecker

First close sighting of a Pileated Woodpecker, they are
bigger than I thought, I usually see Downy Woodpeckers.
Thanks for commenting

Posted by S Roter on Fri, 01/26/18 20:26
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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Fri, 01/26/18 21:13

I keep hearing about Pileated Woodpeckers from a birding site I frequent but this is the first one I've actually seen. Very distinctive color which serves to make the woodpecker stand out from both the background and the feeder. Even at this distant there is a catch light in the eye which serves to animate the woodie in the setting.

Comments by slacker on Sat, 01/27/18 08:53

Looks like a clothes line.. Sanctuary?

Comments by Gerry Vrbensky on Mon, 01/29/18 10:34

These woodpeckers are very skittish. This is a great shot. Well done.

Comments by G.B. SHETTLER on Mon, 01/29/18 11:03

Big Big Birds. Had one hammering on my dead tree in the back this
summer. Lots of Birds in my yard all the time but I have not big

Comments by S Roter on Wed, 01/31/18 22:39

Thanks for commenting. Not a sanctuary Don, just an area of forest,
with a few bird feeders. This forest has no signs to let you know
where you are, or how to find you way out, wouldn't want to get lost
in there.