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PILEATED WOODPECKER

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

SOME BIRDS OF 2020-21

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.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Being home from the office allows me to catch more sightings of attractive birds availing themselves to our feeders.   About this time every year, we get to see Rose-breasted Grosbeaks.  Here is the male Grosbeak enjoying our sunflower seed this afternoon—

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male) 04-29-20

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male) 04-29-20

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male) 04-29-20