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"THERE ARE SOME WHO CAN LIVE WITHOUT WILD THINGS AND SOME WHO CANNOT."
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Monday, January 7, 2013

A Pair Of Pileated Woodpeckers

Pileated Woodpeckers have always been difficult for me to photograph, mainly because of their shy and secretive nature.  I was delighted to find this cooperative pair yesterday morning.  I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I do...


The red mustache on this one indicates that it is a male...



 
This female searches for insects in trees both large and small...
 
 


 
A Pileated Woodpecker inspired the cartoon character "Woody Woodpecker"!  If you are as old as me you will know who Woody is.  If you don't know you can click on this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woody_woodpecker
 
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3 comments:

  1. Love the first and third photos, Steve. It most looks like he's posing for you in the first one. We have several of these beautiful birds living in the woods around our house, but I've never been able to get a photo of them. I think bird photography is the most difficult kind there can be, with such fast-moving targets.

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  2. Granny Sue, thanks for your comment. I have always been impressed by these beautiful birds. I felt very lucky when this pair allowed me a chance to take photos.
    Steve

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  3. They look like that they are upto no good. Excellent photos, i know what you mean about these being a little allusive to capture.

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