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Pileated woodpecker

bendyfoot
February 22nd, 2010, 04:04 PM
I snapped these shots today, I'm SUPER-proud of them!!! :D:D:D

Pileated Woodpecker!!! (http://falltoclimb.wordpress.com/2010/02/22/pileated-woodpeckersupermodel/)

CarolynInPEI
February 22nd, 2010, 04:11 PM
Love the pics of the Pileated! I have never seen one before (i've seen pictures). They aren't native species here in PEI and the sightings of them are rare. But, a few have been reported around here lately.

When I get to see one, I hope I can get some shots as good as these!

Frenchy
February 22nd, 2010, 04:19 PM
Wow Bendy , nice shots ! How long did you have to wait for the worm in mouth pic ?

bendyfoot
February 22nd, 2010, 04:22 PM
The sun was in my eyes and I was just shooting like crazy...at that point I could tell he had something in his mouth but couldn't see what because of the sun. I just crossed my fingers that the pic turned out...then did a little happy-dance when I got back to my computer and saw that it did! :D The whole "photo-shoot" was about 5 minutes long...

14+kitties
February 22nd, 2010, 04:24 PM
Very nice pics! I wish I could find some time to fool around more with my camera. Maybe one day....... sigh........

Frenchy
February 22nd, 2010, 04:24 PM
you were pretty lucky ! I can hear one behind my backyard in the summer time but was never able to see him :(

bendyfoot
February 22nd, 2010, 04:31 PM
They're really loud, aren't they Frenchy? I've had all kinds of little woodpeckers around my house this winter (Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers) but haven't seen one of these in a while. As soon as I heard him I knew who it was...I'm so pleased he was willing to pose for me! :D

14+ I imagine when you have 14+ it's darn near impossible to find time...:grouphug:

Frenchy
February 22nd, 2010, 04:37 PM
They're really loud, aren't they Frenchy?

Mine is not right in my backyard :( he hangs out in the wooded area which is a bit further.

bendyfoot
February 22nd, 2010, 04:50 PM
you should take a little wander into the woods and see if you can find him/her...:D:thumbs up

Frenchy
February 22nd, 2010, 04:57 PM
I already tried and never saw him , I guess I should put my glasses on next time :D

dogcatharmony
February 22nd, 2010, 06:15 PM
FANTASTIC SHOTS!!!!!!

I have a woodpecker of my own where I live, but I couldn't tell you what kind.........And i sure could not get those shots that you did. Simply spectacular!!

bendyfoot
February 22nd, 2010, 06:16 PM
Thanks DCH! :D

And Frenchy, yep, glasses might be useful :p