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Pileated Woodpecker

Dryocopus pileatus


This bird had been driving my wife and I crazy. We know that she has been clearing out a nest in this one tree, however, we did not know she was working on a secondary hole. Trying to get a clear photo of her was like playing wack-a-mole. One moment she would peak out of one hole; the next moment-the other. Eventually I caught her as she popped out of the hole I was below. What a beautiful bird.

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Great photo! I love pileateds

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 9 years ago

Wow, amazing pictures. Love the red top!

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

This is a very nice picture!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Please consider adding this spotting to the Animal Architecture mission at

MaryEvans2 9 years ago

Wonderful spotting! The pileated woodpeckers around here are very skittish and hard to photograph.

KarenL 9 years ago

Lovely capture!
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Columbus, Ohio, USA

Spotted on Jan 29, 2012
Submitted on Feb 6, 2012

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