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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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59 Comments (1–25)

RiekoS 6 years ago

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

Tom15 6 years ago

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

RiekoS 6 years ago

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

AshleyT 6 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 6 years ago

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

AshleyT 6 years ago

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

Tom15 6 years ago

Thanks Gerardo

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Fantastic as always Tom Congratulations well deserved :)

Tom15 6 years ago

Thanks gatorfellows

gatorfellows 6 years ago

Congratulations on the National Geographic SOTW :)

Tom15 6 years ago

Thanks Tishanne, Luis and Larry!

LarryGraziano 6 years ago

Great find! Congrats!!!

LuisStevens 6 years ago

Congrats Tom!

TishannePatterson 6 years ago

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

Tom15 6 years ago

Thanks Joshua!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 6 years ago

fantastic spotting! well deserved congrats!

Tom15 6 years ago

Thanks Sachin and Satyen!

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Wonderful! Congrats!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 6 years ago

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

Tom15 6 years ago

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

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Absolutely wonderful spotting!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 6 years ago

Congratulations, Tom.. It's very nice photographs

MaryL 6 years ago

Congrats on the sotw

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

Tom15 6 years ago

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

Spotted by

Massachusetts, USA

Lat: 42.61, Long: -71.57

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

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