Wednesday, February 02, 2011


So the squirrels were chattering big-time in the yard today. And when I looked out to see why, I saw two large Pileated Woodpeckers on the trees, scaring the squirrels away from the bird feeder.

You get an idea how big these guys are when you see one on the bird feeder, picking at the suet.

They're about a foot tall.

The squirrel is still pissed, even though there's plenty of corn on the ground for him.
Since I started putting suet in the feeder, I've been seeing these guys and their smaller females around, This was the first time that I had a camera ready, though.


  1. Nice shots! Thanks! That is a big woodpecker.

  2. Yep, and they are NOISY! Geez, they HAVE to have a headache after all that pounding!

  3. They are magnificent, aren't they? Great pics!

  4. Really cool shots!