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Fri Mar 4, 2016, 06:20 PM

An old friend came to visit, she is the largest breed (Pileated) woodpecker in N America

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Taken just moments ago. Woody the Woodpecker was based on a piliated.




Info on piliateds here: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Pileated_Woodpecker/id


On the large yellow feeder is a red bellied woodpecker. Info: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-bellied_Woodpecker/id


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Reply An old friend came to visit, she is the largest breed (Pileated) woodpecker in N America (Original post)
Omaha Steve Mar 2016 OP
djean111 Mar 2016 #1
wendylaroux Mar 2016 #2
old guy Mar 2016 #3
femmocrat Mar 2016 #4
Laffy Kat Mar 2016 #5
ALBliberal Mar 2016 #6
malaise Mar 2016 #7
Skittles Mar 2016 #8
longship Mar 2016 #9
jonno99 Mar 2016 #11
maxsolomon Mar 2016 #10
countryjake Mar 2016 #12
Omaha Steve Mar 2016 #14
lostnfound Mar 2016 #13
laureloak Mar 2016 #15
yortsed snacilbuper Mar 2016 #17
XemaSab Mar 2016 #24
BrklynLiberal Mar 2016 #16
dwrjr Mar 2016 #18
Archae Mar 2016 #19
Hortensis Mar 2016 #25
MissB Mar 2016 #20
OZi Mar 2016 #21
Solly Mack Mar 2016 #22
Demonaut Mar 2016 #23
Omaha Steve Mar 2016 #26
Demonaut Mar 2016 #30
Vinca Mar 2016 #27
stage left Mar 2016 #28
kpete Mar 2016 #29

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Mar 4, 2016, 06:21 PM

1. Thank you! Fantastically beautiful bird and picture!

 

Thank you for sharing.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Mar 4, 2016, 06:23 PM

2. Oh! pretty bird!

thank you!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Mar 4, 2016, 06:23 PM

3. Great!

Never tire of seeing those birds.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Mar 4, 2016, 06:24 PM

4. How beautiful!

I have only seen one, long time ago. They are not common here. We do get ladder-backed and downy woodpeckers though.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Mar 4, 2016, 06:33 PM

5. So cool.

Who doesn't love woodpeckers. Thanks for posting.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Mar 4, 2016, 06:33 PM

6. Thrilling!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Mar 4, 2016, 06:35 PM

7. How lovely

Thanks Omaha Steve

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Mar 4, 2016, 06:36 PM

8. WOW!!

that is so freaking cool!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Mar 4, 2016, 06:45 PM

9. We're in the midst of a national forest here.

So I've seen pileateds on occasion, not recently. They are shy, apparently.

They are magnificent looking birds. Big wing span! You don't want them to be pecking on your house in the AM -- kind of a shocking loud awakening.


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Response to longship (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 4, 2016, 06:48 PM

11. Yep - otoh, it seems they don't like vinyl siding...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Mar 4, 2016, 06:47 PM

10. I thought the smaller one was a Flicker?

Ours have a black patch on their necks.

Pileateds are massive - I haven't seen one in decades.

There was once a larger species: the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker. But, you know, humans.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivory-billed_woodpecker

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 4, 2016, 07:09 PM

12. Flickers, both red-shafted & yellow shafted, have polka-dotted bellies

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 4, 2016, 09:15 PM

14. A comparison

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One of our Flickers taken during the Christmas Eve snow storm.




A Red Belly on the 12-28-15 snow storm with wheat bread in it's mouth.


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Mar 4, 2016, 07:18 PM

13. Oh my god you are BLESSED.

I saw one of those 3 years ago. So beautiful and so rare.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Mar 4, 2016, 09:19 PM

15. What flavor of suet?

They come into my yard but never to the suet.

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Reply #17)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 03:39 AM

24. Tractor Supply hooks it up

Best bird seed selection I've ever seen at a very reasonable price.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Mar 4, 2016, 09:23 PM

16. Fantastic pics!

It is wonderful to have such wonderful "neighbors"

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Mar 4, 2016, 11:39 PM

18. Lucky!

I was lucky to see one back in 1976, deep in old woods in Airlie, Oregon. I heard it first, and couldn't believe my ears! How could a woodpecker be that loud! I felt like I had been transported back to a prehistoric time and expected to see dinosaurs. Oh, wait, birds are dinosaurs 😆

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Response to dwrjr (Reply #18)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 12:10 AM

19. I saw one at my Mom's place in northern Wisconsin a few years ago.

I thought it was a crow, with that big wingspan.

It landed on a tree.

Then I saw it's head, and knew it was a woodpecker, was that ever a treat!

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Response to dwrjr (Reply #18)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 04:17 AM

25. Pileated noise from "prehistoric time," yes! Or call of the jungle.

The southeast and southwest wooded slopes of our hill belong to a pair of pileateds. They are shy and never come to our feeders, but we certainly know they're there from their unmistakable calls. I was walking in the woods once during breeding season, and one of them monitored me the whole time, hopping from tree to tree directly overhead and screeching reports every 20 feet or so to his mate, who would screech back acknowledgement. Funny as heck, but some neighbor must have wondered what on earth was going on up there.

We get these lovely things at our feeders a lot, and our metal downspouts are definitely the surface of choice for showing off their pecking skills during mating season.


Delightful thread, Steve. Thanks.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 01:09 AM

20. Really great photos!

We see one maybe once or twice a year. I watched one last weekend when I was out in the yard. They seem to like our stand of fir trees.

I usually hear one more than see one.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 01:15 AM

21. Really cool.

Not sure I've ever seen any of those before.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 01:22 AM

22. I love woodpeckers!!!

Nice shots!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 01:27 AM

23. who is "Marta Dawes"

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Response to Demonaut (Reply #23)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 07:13 AM

26. That is Mrs Omaha Steve




Some of the photos we have freely shared ended up for sale in a local flea market. So the really unique ones she puts a tiny watermark on them.

OS

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #26)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 09:57 AM

30. good, they are great shots

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 08:27 AM

27. They're one of my favorite birds. Great photos!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 08:32 AM

28. Pileated woodpeckers are just amazing birds.

We've had a pair in our yard before. They like the berries on our sour gum tree. Great photos!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 08:34 AM

29. such a rare treat

peace to us all,
kp

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