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Carol Wendel

Conway, MA, United States


A 7:00 a.m. sighting from my kitchen window. Four pileated woodpeckers landed in the sumac tree close to my feeders. I had seen one in the tree the day before, munching away at the seed heads, and I had my eye out for more. But it was the flight activity and landings of the four birds that drew my attention to the tree first thing in the morning. I was able to snap a back-lit photo of three of the birds—the fourth is in the next tree over, out of the picture. Very exciting observation for me!

Pileated Silhouettes

Silhouette of two pileated woodpeckers at the top of a sumac (middle and left) in Conway, MA, close to the feeders. A third one is in the branches, a black mass a bit lower and to the right of the the one at the top of the picture. A fourth flew off. Exciting observation first thing in the morning!

One reply on “Pileated Silhouettes”

Lorraine S LaRose says:

Yes, I’d be excited too! Thanks for sharing the sumac information…I always think suet, carpenter ants or acorns…sumac will be planted this year!

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