Wednesday, December 28, 2016

New Backyard Bird...female Pileated Woodpecker!

It's rare to get new species in our yard now. We've lived here since 1999, so our backyard bird list is pretty well set. I hope this one becomes a regular. We've seen her several times over the past two weeks...

A female Pileated Woodpecker outside our kitchen window. I was shooting through the glass and the screen (while half in the sink), so these photos are a little fuzzy, but I'll take 'em!

...such a pretty little Pileated Woodpecker...not! She's huge, and it's so exciting to see her right outside the window!


...please come back, please come back, please come back! 


11 comments:

Sue said...

Though far far more common up here, it's still a thrill when one comes in to our feeders. They are amazing birds---so "prehistoric" looking.
Enjoy your new visitor. Hope you get to see her often!

Roy said...

Cool! I've never seen any Pileateds around here.

Mary Ann Gieszelmann said...

Birds don't always pose in the most photogenic environment, but a photo is a photo!

Cat Lover said...

Wow, that is wonderful! Always exciting to see a Pileated Woodpecker.

Roy Norris said...

Striking images Kelly.

Janice K said...

I haven't seen one of those up close for quite awhile. I hope she visits you frequently. Blessings to you in 2017.

Tammie Lee said...

So happy that you have a new feathered friend at your feeders! Fun.

I had to wait till the bears slept to put feeders out and only the Hairy, Downy and flicker oh and Stellar Jay have shown up for suet. All the songbirds i hear in the tops of the trees have not come to the feeders and it has been 3 weeks. So unusual. I only get to feed birds in winter, I am missing them.

lovely days and nights to you.

Kathy A. Johnson said...

We're lucky enough to have these in our yard often, though I've never seen them on our feeders. I guess there is enough food in our trees for them! Hope you continue to see her in your yard. So exciting!

Lea said...

Wonderful!
Great photos!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

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Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Incredibly fine bird! Hopefully, it will be re-feeding.