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Bob Vuxinic -

Crossville, TN, United States


Once the Pileated Woodpeckers began showing up at my feeders (it took six years), they became reliable, frequent visitors to the suet feeders. This particular woodpecker is the one that I think of as “Big Daddy” – the largest, mature male that I’ve seen. Females will also show up, as well as, younger smaller males — his progeny, I suppose, but this guy is the main man. What I love about him is that I can change where I put myself and my camera and still get decent photos because I can rely on him to come virtually every day. The one frustrating aspect of his visits is how much he eats! He can polish off an entire suet cake in three days. LOL

The Mature Male Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker male

One reply on “The mature male Pileated Woodpecker”

Theresa Nickels says:

Looks precarious, but it sounds like he knows what he is doing. How lucky you are to have these beauties at your feeder! Thanks for sharing.

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