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Pileated Woodpecker (male feeding young)

Dryocopus pileatus


These Pileated Woodpeckers made their nest hole in a telephone pole along a power line cut.


While I was watching this nest hole, first the female came in and fed the chicks, then a few minutes later this male flew in and also fed the chicks.

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57 Comments (1–25)

RiekoS 10 years ago

You are the best person to create one for us!!

Tom15 10 years ago

Rieko, I agree these are special birds. I haven't seen any mission just for woodpeckers though.

RiekoS 10 years ago

Pileated Woodpecker is such a special bird. Is there a mission for Pileated Woodpecker (or woodpecker)?

AshleyT 10 years ago

I don't blame you, I wouldn't have been able to pass it up either! I've found a white-eyed vireo nest, the egg should be hatching any day now :) Soon I will get to the spotting of mom on the nest, so freaking adorable!

Tom15 10 years ago

Thanks Ashley! I heard about this nest cavity and had to go check it out and I'm glad I did:-)

AshleyT 10 years ago

Congrats on Spotting of the Week! These are such neat birds, so cool you got to see the little babies too!

Tom15 10 years ago

Thanks Gerardo

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago

Fantastic as always Tom Congratulations well deserved :)

Tom15 10 years ago

Thanks gatorfellows

gatorfellows 10 years ago

Congratulations on the National Geographic SOTW :)

Tom15 10 years ago

Thanks Tishanne, Luis and Larry!

LarryGraziano 10 years ago

Great find! Congrats!!!

LuisStevens 10 years ago

Congrats Tom!

TishannePatterson 10 years ago

Wonderful spotting. Thank you for sharing your excellent pictures and observation. Congrats!

Tom15 10 years ago

Thanks Joshua!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 10 years ago

fantastic spotting! well deserved congrats!

Tom15 10 years ago

Thanks Sachin and Satyen!

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Wonderful! Congrats!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago

Very heart touching series Tom, Congratulations,,
I would like to share with you

Tom15 10 years ago

Thank you for the nice comments Gilma, Two Cans, Mona and Maria!

Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago

Absolutely wonderful spotting!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 10 years ago

Congratulations, Tom.. It's very nice photographs

MaryL 10 years ago

Congrats on the sotw

Fantastic Pictures, Tom15, thank you for sharing them and congratulations on the National Geographic SOTW.

Tom15 10 years ago

Thanks Reza, Debbie and Christine I added that informative link!

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Massachusetts, USA

Spotted on May 31, 2013
Submitted on Jun 7, 2013

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