Category Archives: Birds & Wildlife


It’s been five years since I had last seen a Pileated Woodpecker in our backyard. Despite the 17º temperatures this morning, there he was—

Male Pileated Woodpecker today in backyard. (The male has a red stripe near the beak.) (Click on image for a larger view.)

What an incredible looking bird! He was “working” on the tree for about 15 minutes—

Pileated Woodpecker Video -Jan 2022
Pileated Woodpecker (male) photographed about 80 feet away.

Here’s a sequel…

Pileated Woodpecker – The sequel Jan 2022


It’s been awhile since I posted some bird pictures. All of my bird pictures can be found in this site’s “Birds and Wildlife” category.

Usually I devote a single post to a single bird, but here’s a brief medley of some birds I captured on camera during late 2020 or early 2021 All, except the Pileated Woodpecker, were on our bird feeders or in our backyard.

Northern Flicker  (Click on image for a larger view.)


Northern Flicker (Click on image for a larger view.)


Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Click on image for a larger view.)


Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  (Click on image for a larger view.)


Red-Tailed Hawk in the backyard Click on image for a larger view.)


A common, simple but pretty Nuthatch (Click on image for a larger view.)


Pileated Woodpecker seen in Fort Washington State Park in October 2020.
Captured (unfortunately) only on an iPhone at a distance.

At the present time, we have a pair of Red-bellied Woodpeckers that have created another home in an old tree in our backyard. I hope to have some decent videos of them soon.


A few days ago I posted some pictures of the male Rose-breasted Grosbeak.  We knew the female would show up and indeed she has.  Except for the beak, she doesn’t look like the male Grosbeak at all.

Female Rose-breasted Grosbeak 05-05-20

Female Rose-breasted Grosbeak 05-05-20

Male Rose-breasted Grosbeak 05-05-20


While I’m at it, here’s today’s view of ‘our’ Goldfinches—

American Goldfinches (male) 05-05-20