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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