Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Remembering the Pileated Woodpecker


These are some of the best shots of the Pileated Woodpecker 
I ever took... 

It was in March 2009, right at home or almost.

I had gone to the marsh that day, just in case I would see this 
guy and naturally had'nt seen it. 

One day (March 19th), I was coming up the hill on the street where 
I live. I was almost home and at about 100 feet from our driveway 
was a huge tree where the Pileated had made a big hole. 

As I lifted my eyes to make a fast check, like I always do and there
it was. 

I parked my car, got out with the cam and started shooting  some
pictures. I had two minutes with it before he left. 

It  was the best two minutes of 2009.

The series is HERE 

6 comments:

forestal said...

love this series of shots. I have yet to get anything this close up, but I keep trying - this was my spark bird :)

dan

MikeyBoy50 said...

Thanks Doc :-)
I love it too, I look at them every now and then.
As for you, It'll happen one day when you don't
expect it...

Chris said...

What a collection you got... That's a fantastic one and this bird is really wonderful!

MikeyBoy50 said...

Thanks Chris,
Happy you enjoyed it

Kerri said...

Very very cool!

MikeyBoy50 said...

Thanks Kerry
Very cool indeed from such a short distance

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