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Bob Vuxinic - email@example.com
Crossville, TN, United States
I was in position to photograph other birds at the tube feeder in the background, when the male Pileated landed on the suet feeder two feet away. Well…one doesn’t look a gift woodpecker in the mouth, as it were — when a picture presents itself, take it!
Woodpeckers & Sapsuckers
Pileated Woodpecker male
We have many Pileated Woodpeckers around but never come close to our 5 suet feeders year after year. Lucky YOU 🙂
It took about 6 years of putting out suet feeders before the first Pileated visited one of mine, but once they started coming, they’ve been regular customers.
You have a lot of them visiting your feeders. The Pileated that we have don’t visit our feeders. We don’t often see them, but we hear them a lot.
Looking at the photo of the Pileated Woodpecker, I just want to know if this is an endangered Ivory Billed Pileated Woodpecker? I have several around my property but so far all I have seen have a black Beak and this one looks ivory colored.
The light look of the bill is simply a trick of the light. The Ivory-billed Woodpecker is almost certainly extinct, although everyone would delight if that weren’t true.
I don’t think they are common in Tennesee. They lived in the Carolinas. Many reports have come in but they weren’t ivory-billed woodpeckers. Some say their critically endangered.
Wow! Beautiful detailed image of that Pileated! I wish that the Ivory-billed Woodpecker wasn’t on the critically-endangered-possibly-exctinct list.
Wow! Bob, wonderful great close-up, the colors are so vivid.
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