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Katharine Schulz

Winnipeg, MB, Canada


A female Pileated Woodpecker delighted me by visiting my suet feeder daily from January 2 through March 12. On March 7, she was joined on the peanut and suet feeders by a beautiful male, but he never appeared again. On February 4, I was shocked to have her hit the window hard – she flew back low and landed on the trunk of a tree where she remained for over one-half hour. I was relieved to see her finally move around. She returned briefly to the suet, but did not stay as long as usual and flew off. It was near the end of a cold day and I was worried, but she continued to visit each day and showed no apparent problems to my great relief.

Pileated Woodpeckers

Pileated Woodpecker female Winnipeg, MB January 3, 2015

One reply on “Pileated Woodpeckers”

Bob Vuxinic says:

Glad that your Pileated recovered from the blow. I’ve had birds smack my windows and sit unmoving for over an hour, then recover, seemingly fully. It’s always such a fine feeling to see them fly off again.

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