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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Woodpecker Alert!



Sitting at my desk the other day I looked up - and here was this find fellow.  Don was in the living room so he ran for my camera (it is usually in my pocket, but not this time) and I got about 25 shots before he flew off.  He was about 15 feet from where I was sitting.  He was eating from the suet feeder that is attached to the end of the grandsons' swingset.  I just couldn't believe my eyes.  I've seen about four of these Pileated Woodpeckers in my life - and never this close.
 
It was an amazing experience - I don't think I took a breathe all the time I was taking the pictures.

Linking to Madge at Weekly Top Shot.





8 comments:

Kay said...

Gorgeous shot! Lucky you! I've never seen a pileated woodpecker "in the feather" much less been able to take a shot like this. A treat to see!

joanne said...

great photo. I don't think I'd see one of those around here! Enjoy your Sunday..;j

Karen said...

Great photo! You are so lucky to get so close! We have pileated woodpeckers, too, but I have never been able to get such a great shot!

Peg said...

Fabulous pic - what a great opportunity!

Shannon said...

How awesome!! I've been seeing a woodpecker around our place, but not one like this.

Lili said...

This is absolutely fabulous Jo...gives me goosebumps as it is a special shot to capture! ~Lili

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh!! Isn't he a handsome fellow!! We have his little cousins (Flickers) living here in our yard. Naughty little things pecked a couple of holes in the siding of our house!! Hey ! Go peck on the trees, not our house!

Celestial Charms said...

Wow, I've never seen a woodpecker in person. Very cute indeed. When I lived in Pennsylvannia a few years back, one used to peck occassionally at the side of our house...real loud. I never got the chance to see him, though. Great opportunity you had, and steady hands to take the shot. Bravo!
Maureen