Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Pileated Woodpecker


I am linking up with World Bird Wednesday  and Nature Notes



Last Saturday I was enjoying the sunrise and watching my yardbirds from my deck. I could hear the Pileated woodie towards the back of my yard before he started flying toward me.

I was able to take a small video of the Pileated. I am still practicing with the video on my camera so the Pileated is more of a silhouette but it is still a cool yardbird. Next I would love to see the Pileated woodie on my suet feeders. 




The Downy Woodpecker






The Redbellied Woodpecker



RedBellied Woodie and a Pine Warbler


The woodpeckers are some of my favorite birds. So far in my yard I have seen the Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Redbellied Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Northern Flickers, Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers. The only other woodpecker for this area that I have not seen in my yard would be the Redhead Woodpecker. The Redhead Woodie is being seen above where I live.... like in my sisters yard in Hanover Pa and below where I live in Baltimore County. I wonder if I can bring one home from my sisters on Christmas Day. Santa, can you hear me singing all I want for Christmas is a Redhead Woodie for my yard?







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Thank you to Springman for hosting World Bird Wednesday and to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes.

I also appreciate your visits and comments. I wish everyone a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a great week. Be safe and Happy Birding!!!! 

46 comments:

Karin M. said...

Oh... such beautiful pictures, the birds are very pretty ..

I wish you a happy and merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

Greetings Karin

Bob Bushell said...

I love all woodpeckers, and you have loads there, good photos.

TexWisGirl said...

so cool that you get them all! i'm sure your redhead will appear soon! :)

Kerri said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Hope Santa brings you your Red-headed Woodpecker :)

SquirrelQueen said...

I hope you get your Christmas wish Eileen. That little Redbellied Woodpecker is so cute.

heyBJK said...

I really like Pileated Woodpeckers. I see them quite often while in the woods. You have quite the variety, Eileen!

Lina Gustina said...

Woody woodpecker. I'm imagining his funny sound :D

Enjoying your bird shots, Eileen...

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NicoleB said...

Must be Woodpecker week :D
Lovely images of these fellows!

Jean said...

How lucky you are to have Pileated Woodpeckers so darn close. I loved the video. Hope they find your suet feeder...so we can enjoy the pictures.
Merry Christmas!!!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Pretty cool video. I too am just learning what to do (or better yet what not to do) when doing video so I can appreciate what you have here. The only woodpecker we get in our yard is the Acorn Woodpecker. Keep at it with the video filming.

mick said...

You have a lot of beautiful birds in your yard. I really like the idea of asking Santa for another one! Hope it works for you!! Great photos.

BlueShell said...

Nice shots, Eileen!
Breathtaking!!!
Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year plenty of peace, heath and LOVE!!
BlueShell

Stewart M said...

Hi there - I have to say that Pileated Woodpecker is one of my favourite birds - a friend of mine gets them in his garden in Ohio. Spent more than a few hours watching them there!

Have good weekend, if you have anything planned of course!

Stewart M - Australia

Carole Meisenhelter said...

the woodies certainly are enchanting birds; here's wishing you one more woodie for Christmas.

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Nature Rambles said...

Beautiful birds! I think I've only seen the Downy woodpecker here. The Red-bellied woodie is stunner!

diane b said...

I hope you get your Christmas wish. I love the little guys with the red helmets on.

Arija said...

Congratulations Eileen! YOu are a step ahead of me, I havn't had the courage to investigate the video possibilities on my new camera as yet.

Have a safe and very happy Christmas.

NatureFootstep said...

great shots of the woodpeckers. :)

Dan Huber said...

Wonderful Eileen - pileated is my spark bird but a bit of nemesis for photos :) . btw - the 2nd "downy" the male is a hairy woodpecker i think- note the longer bill compared to head size. Super close-up too.
cheers and happy holidays :)

dan

holdingmoments said...

Quite a selection of woodpeckers you have Eileen.
We only have 3 here, and I've only seen 2 of them.

siga said...

the woodpeckers, they are so cool personalities ;) Great photos, and so many of them, I am impressed!

Jen said...

Haha, a Redheaded Woodpecker would make a PERFECT christmas gift for anyone! I'd be psyched just for that Pine Warbler!

joo said...

Beautiful series - they are such lovely birds:)
I wish you and your beloved happy and beautiful Christmas!

Jenn Jilks said...

They're so very beautiful! Excellent work. We're feeding birds like mad, only to keep the kittens on the property. And still they cross the highway. Ah well. happy birds (and squirrels!)

Liz said...

Great birds Eileen! I absolutely love that 4th image.

Rambling Woods said...

Happy Holidays Eileen..I have added your link to Nature Notes..I have to say that I have a special fondness for the cranky red-bellies....Michelle

Andrew said...

Wonderful woodpeckers to see..

Jedediah said...

A great collection of woodpeckers. They are such awesome birds. The Pileated has such a funny look :)

Hilke Breder said...

Love your woodpecker images, Eileen! Haven't seen a Red-headed one either. I almost saw one once, just missed it by 30 minutes :-( I love your Christmas header! Happy Holidays to you and your family and happy productive birding in 2012!

Leora said...

Oh, they are gorgeous birds! Thank you for sharing.

Sondra said...

Wonderful woody shots in your blog post!! I hope you get that Red Head under your tree!!

Reena Walkling said...

Oh, I would like one of those redhead woodies for my backyard! Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Springman said...

I feel your pain Eileen. I have been waiting for a Red-headed woodpecker to fly into my yard for years! Super rare to see those pileateds too let alone get footage!
Happy Holidays!

ladyfi said...

Such delightful shots!

phylliso said...

Happy Holidays Eileen!Love your woodpeckers,maybe Santa could sent both the warbler & the red-headed woodpecker to my feeder for Christmas,I`m about 40 min.from your sister,phyllis

Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely photos and video! We just have 2 species of woodpecker in Scotland!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

oh, terrific shots, eileen,
so glad to see this!

beautiful birds!

wish you and yours a very happy & merry Xmas!

Irene said...

Great shots! The woodpeckers are so beautiful.

Best wishes for the Christmas Holiday!

Greetings from Irene

Pete said...

in the uk we get a grand total of 3 peckers!!

ta for sharing

bailey-road.com said...

Wonderful shots of these woodies! I hope you get your Christmas wish!

Debbie said...

such a small request for santa..i hope all your wishes come true!! (wink)

Celeste said...

Great post. I love Woodpeckers too, they are such charismatic birds and such gymnasts.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, In my opinion - a "Five star" post today! Of course, I am partial to the Woodpeckers! Ha! Have a super day tomorrow! I liked that video a lot!

EcoRover said...

"Cock of the Woods," as we called pileateds where I grew up in the Alleghenies. Great pics of a great bird, Eileen. Happy Holidays!

Larry said...

Great shots of all the Woodies Eileen! Nice job capturing that Pileated in flight too! The Pileated Woodpecker is a photographic nemesis bird of mine. I have seen them but never gotten a good photo of one. I would give my eye teeth to have one in my yard!