March 8, 2014

The Largest Woodpecker to Visit Our Yard


A pileated woodpecker stayed on the suet feeder long enough for me to get a picture. I used the zoom feature from inside a window. These handsome birds tend to be shy.

The striped background is the product of shadows cast on the snow by a fence.

See a previous post about the pileated woodpecker.

Linking to: Saturday Critters

20 comments:

  1. Great shot Linda, I don't think I have ever had one of these in my backyard and have only ever seen it one time in a wood we were walking through.

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  2. Terrific shot of him, Linda. I've heard them more than I've seen them, though a few days back I spotted one at work on a tree here in the city.

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  3. Great photo and beautiful photo model:) Greetings

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  4. Awesome visitor. Great shot!
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  5. Linda, awesome shot of the Pileated at your feeder. Cool visitor! Thank you so much for linking up with Saturday's Critters..Have a happy day!

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  6. Oh be still my heart. I would so love being able to see one of these myself!!

    Beautiful capture.

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  7. He looks big enough to eat all the bird feed before the little guys get a chance. I don't have bird feeders because I have cats. That would make it a fun game for the cats. Less fun for the birds.

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  8. Wonderful Woodpecker - love his vibrant red hat!
    Wren x

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  9. Que lindo pica-pau, ficou boa a foto! boa semana bj

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  10. Great shot of the woodpecker.

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  11. It's shots like these that me jealous of those who can have birdfeeders. Very nice.

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  12. I've never seen one up close in real life, love the red & the capture!

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  13. Great picture! It always surprises me how big they are.

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  14. Wonderful capture, Linda. I have yet to see one of these beauties. I've heard them but just never spotted them. Beautiful!

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  15. Wow, how lucky! I'm so jealous, I haven't seen this yet. Happy for you.

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