Another sighting of Pileated Woodpecker

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedJuly 30, 2018
TakenJuly 30, 2018
Exposure1/13 sec at f/5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length67.8 mm
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She came back this morning to the feeder before I had a chance to bring the containers out for the birds to be fed and it was just leaving here when I caught this quick shot. She especially loves suet and maybe it will be back later. I think it is either molting its feathers as it looks sparse around the neck..or else it might be a young Pileated Woodpecker...We normally don't see this species of woodpecker on the bird feeder this time of the year. The Pileated woodpeckers are considered the biggest of its kind.

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  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (30 Jul 2018):

    So beautiful against the bright background light.. it wouldn't surprise me if she's a juvenile and might explain why she isn't skittish, too. Gorgeous portrait, Andrea!!

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (31 Jul 2018):

    a cool pose!

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