Oh Really nice one Marilyn they are so noisy! Sometimes there is one of them in my garden knocking and knocking :)
Thanks, Syl. I'm glad that you enjoy them, too. I was working this afternoon when I heard the knocking. I turned around and there were _three_in a big tree right outside the window!
Nice capture Marilyn! :) For now we all along with You know that knocker in face! :D Cheers ainars
Very nice Marilyn, I have never ever seen one in my life.You and Syl are lucky to live in places with a wonderful nature.People living in the cities have to go out to found the really nature.In Milan I can found pigeons,sparrows and blackbirds at the most.Ciao Daniela
Thanks, Ainars, Lucrecia, Anne, and Daniela. The wonderful thing about our Wisconsin summer home is being so close to nature. When we get back home in October (after a big trip "Downunder"), I'm afraid the nearby world will not be nearly so interesting. I shall have to learn to look harder there!
Great catch Marilyn
It reminds me the Cartoon...Woody Woodpecker
Yes, Alex, the pileated woodpecker was the model for Woody!!
Except for two rare or possibly extinct species, these are the largest North American woodpeckers. They are powerful, and it is a real treat to have them visit our trees!
hi Marilyn , Très beau cliché nous avons quelques pic ici mais moins impressionnant , ils font déjà pas mal de bruit , alors j' imagine....Very beautiful stereotype we have some peak here but less impressive, they make noise, then I imagine..
Merci, Pascal. Oui, ils font beaucoup de bruit!
Nice shot, Marilyn! We have these all over the place, but they're usually pretty timid and disappear if you come close.
Thanks, Ryan. Some of the black locust trees in our yard are very resonant (space between the bark and the rest of the trunk?), so these guys announce their presence very loudly. This time I was finally able to sneak close enough!
Great catch!! super photo :)
Thanks, Fiore. I feel lucky to have caught it.
Talking about noisy, a couple of month ago heard one making a "Woodpecker long distance call" on one of those large steel power transmission towers. Took me some time to figure out who was making that awful noise :)
Surprised he didn't bend his beak while hammering on those steel girders LOL
Even when they hammer on trees, I don't see why they don't get terrible headaches! I'd think it would scramble their brains. On steel? OUCH!!
Exellent photo. Absolutely stunning.
Weeka! Weeka! Weeka!
I'm glad you found this! Thanks for stopping by.
Beautiful Woodpecker, nice shot!
I especially appreciate your comment because you have some very good bird photos!
This is a wonderful shot, that little tuft of red just pops.
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