I couldn't believe I was lucky enough to look out the window at the same moment he decided to spin around on my suet.
So jealous! I spend weeks on end in a forest FULL of evidence of Pileateds. I hear them all the time. People come up to me and say, "Did you just see that Pileated Woodpecker? It flew away like 10 seconds ago!"And yet, I have only seen one once. Once.
fantastic Lisa...ever on in a while a pileated will visit us, but it is a rare and wonderful sighting! Happy New Year!
I am SO jealous. You have to be the luckiest woman in the world. I love these shots. Maybe one day before I go to the happy hunting ground for old teachers I will have the same experience. AWESOME way to start 2012. Hugs, genie
very cool! i've only seen them once here in Texas.
I too just catch a fleeting glimpse of one in the woods while hiking. At home we got the Acorn Woodpeckers. I have a suet feeder just like yours hanging from a tree and no one has taken the least bit of interest. So in my book, you are one lucky lady on two counts with this photo. Make it three for you got his picture.
I am squealing and jumping up and down for you for these captures...absolutely magnificent! I have never seen a woodpecker like that in my part of the woods! Beautiful my friend!
Nice photos! And they give me hope that one of those cool birds will visit my suet feeder.
I would have squealed too! Perfect captures, he's so handsome! Happy New Year :)
Seeing him on the suet feeder makes me realize just how amazingly huge he is!
I have not seen that woodpecker here in MI. I think you are blessed to see that guy ^_^ Happy New Year!
Wow, I can see why you squealed! Fabulous!
WOW!! I would be so excited too. Great shots! Happy New Year.
Oh, how precious! Lovely shots.
Wonderful sighting... great shots... what a fantastic start to the New Year!
Awesome!! He is amazing! What a great start to the year!