Sunday, May 7, 2017

Breakfast with Pileated Woodpeckers


Breakfast company included two pileated woodpeckers, in clear view from the porch turned hide.

Two Pileated Woodpeckers On What Remains Of An Old Cherry Tree


Note: In the following video snippets, nothing really happens:




7 comments:

  1. We grew up calling these "red headed woodpeckers." My mother, sister, and I all have red hair and sometimes my grandfather (on the side of the family that doesn't have red hair - the other side holds the hare color sacred and would never joke about it) would jokingly say "Here comes my family of woodpeckers!" when we were very small and coming for a visit. My sister and I thought it was hilarious. - ER

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  2. As it turns out, nothing happening is fascinating.

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  3. There seem to be a lot of them around this year; I'm often seeing them while out driving, just like yours pecking at stumps on the side of the road, at ground level. Wonderful to watch!

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  4. Love this post. Your photos are beautiful and I especially love these wonderful videos. Do you mind sharing what camera you took the videos on? My husband loves bird watching, and he has a great pair of Vortex binoculars he uses on his hikes, but he recently mentioned he'd love to start recording some of them he sees. I'd love to get this as a gift for him.

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  5. You are wrong that nothing happened in the videos. Something did happen, they made me smile.

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  6. Such beautiful birds! Thank you for taking the time to film and share. The pair I watch (from much further) always work separate trees. Love seeing them spin around the tree together.

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  7. Thank you for these videos. I was so enthralled that I went researching these miniature pterodactyls looking creatures. Here is what I found fascinating, even the sounds-
    https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Pileated_Woodpecker/id

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