Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Original Fauxhawk

Pileated Woodpecker (Male)

Grundy County, March 22, 2010

This male is preparing his nesting cavity for this springs clutch (3-8 eggs). Pileated Woodpeckers, the largest of North America, choose their mates for life, are non-migratory and both incubate eggs. I love these guys! So handsome...



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7 comments:

TSannie said...

What absolutely incredible photos!

McGone said...

Wow - outstanding color!

Bird Girl said...

Oh, I am so JEALOUS!!! I would give anything to find a pileated nest! These pictures are awesome - with the head sticking out of the hole - how exciting!!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Amazing pictures.These birds are so unique looking,I love them,but then I love most birds.
BLessings,Ruth

Montanagirl said...

Outstanding! Such vibrant colors.

Rick Kratzke said...

That is one neat looking bird.

orink3 said...

I have a 7 minute video of a Pileated Woodpecker nest. Taken last year in Allerton Park, the chicks are hungry. Do a YouTube search for:
2009 Pileated Woodpecker Nest

Orin
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