Pileated Woodpecker - Click To Enlarge

Pileated Woodpecker, A Baby I Didn’t See

This is the biggest Woodpecker we have in the US. They reach 18 inches (46 cm), large for a bird that chops holes in trees. And when they do you can hear it from a distance.

Pileated Woodpecker - Click To Enlarge
Pileated Woodpecker – Click To Enlarge

For the longest time this was a bird I could never photograph. This one was in my back yard, times have changed. However, they are still hard and even behind my house I rarely even try.

Pileated Woodpecker - Click To Enlarge
Pileated Woodpecker – Click To Enlarge

This one was beating up the Pine trees so I went and grabbed a camera. Right up until a few minutes before typing this I never noticed the young bird behind the leaves.

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Pileated Woodpecker – Click To Enlarge

That explains why she did not run away when I walked under the tree. Too busy giving wood working lessons.

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