A Pileated Pop In

This Pileated Woodpecker popped in this morning.  He was on the ground in the backyard, pecking at a rotted tree stump, hoping to find some bugs for breakfast.

He (you can tell it’s a male by the Cherry Koolaid mustache) is yet another red head that I hope becomes a regular visitor!  Hmmm…maybe I should strap a dead stump to the deck right next to the Bark Butter branch so I can get a better picture!

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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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14 Responses to A Pileated Pop In

  1. aussiebirder says:

    A very interesting looking bird Kathy

  2. 1nmbirder says:

    Beautiful! I would most definitely strap a rotted log on your deck! 🙂

  3. Jodi says:

    We have a pair of these that come. They are hard to capture. Very skidding and cautious. Always looking around. Does yours also? They are huge too. And almost prehistoric looking huh? Great capture!

  4. A big boy! About 19 to 20 inches! A great bird!

    • kathydoremus says:

      I had such a hard time getting to where I could get a clear shot of him. I so hope he comes back and poses in a place where I can get a good photo!

  5. de Wets Wild says:

    Dashing fellow!

  6. How lovely , not seen one before, thank you for posting

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