Piliated Woodpecker

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Piliated Woodpecker or, as Willow taught me, dicky bird.

Piliated Woodpecker, there actually are two, one is behind the tree, being coy ⓒ Bearspawprint 2014 2014

Piliated Woodpecker, there actually are two, one is behind the tree, being coy ⓒ Bearspawprint 2014

As soon as I looked down, the second bird flew away.  I think the one I could see told the other one I wasn’t looking, for that tiny instant.  Sub-audial?  Bird sign-language? Dunno, but something.

When standing on the ground, so that the length of their legs can be seen, and they are balanced at a  different angle, they are quite dinosaur appearing.

ⓒ Bearspawprint 2014

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8 comments on “Piliated Woodpecker

  1. willowdot21 says:

    What a beautious bird!!

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  2. simon7banks says:

    They are spectacular birds. On my one visit to the States, I saw numbers in Georgia, Florida and Tennessee. We don’t have anything similar in Britain, but the Black Woodpecker is widespread in continental Europe and it’s similar in size and habits though not as colourful.

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