Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker Overhead

Without any fuss this Pileated Woodpecker flew into a tree above my head as a few folks were gathered to watch the Great Blue Herons nesting. His “do” would suggest he might be shocked, too.

Pileated Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker

Photographing birds over your head is not the ideal situation and perhaps not the best view of the bird but this angle shows off his impressive beak.

Pileated Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker

He didn’t do any drilling or even poke around the tree, just sat there for about five minutes.  The few tourists passing underneath him didn’t capture his attention. There were a few Red Shouldered Hawks patrolling the area behind us and maybe he was hiding. He left as quick as he came with no noise, back the way he had come.

Pileated Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker


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