A Pileated Pop-over

I went outside to fill the feeders yesterday afternoon and heard the unmistakable Woody Woodpecker call of a Pileated Woodpecker;  a moment later, this fellow flew overhead and landed on a neighbor’s pine tree.

I didn’t have time to count to two Mississippi before he had flown away, but I did manage to fire off a quick shot with the camera.


Isn’t he odd looking in the most glorious of ways!

And who knows…maybe one day he will land on the deck and pause to pose for more than a moment!  Hey, a girl can dream, right?

About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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13 Responses to A Pileated Pop-over

  1. Jodi says:

    Woohoo! We have two that visit, and they are so skiddish! In person they are so prehistoric looking – aren’t they?! They fascinate me!

  2. Denis1950 says:

    Beautiful image Kathy, now I know what Woody Woodpecker looked like

  3. What a gorgeous haircut!!! 😊

  4. memadtwo says:

    Wow! Yes, I hope he comes back for a longer sitting. (K)

  5. Jill Kuhn says:

    I see them at the lake from time to time – they are amazing!! Beautiful photo, Kathy! 💕❤️

  6. Tiny says:

    he is a wonderfully odd looking bird! Good capture!

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