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Pileated woodpecker

Dryocopus pileatus


spotted in live oaks on riverfront property


I followed this family-male, female and juvenie-for over a half hour. The first three photos are of the male and juvenile on a fallen branch. The fourth is Dad feeding the youngster. And the last is of the female in a nearby Australian pine.

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ScottHarte 9 years ago

great series, love the last pic

auntnance123 9 years ago

Thank you all. Mary, the 'hike' was simply into the yard (though it is a rather large yard). And I was very fortunate to get so close; they were quite preoccupied. For the ground shots I was sitting on the ground myself about thirty feet away.

MaryEvans2 9 years ago

Stunning spot, and well worth the hike. Amazing you were able to get so close, as the ones near me take off as soon as they see you. Great photo series. Love the upside down antics in the last photo :)

Jeannette 9 years ago

Wonderful spotting :)

annorion 9 years ago

Wow! Great series! The first pic is so precious!

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Cocoa, Florida, United States

Spotted on Jun 7, 2012
Submitted on Jun 7, 2012

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