February 2023 Feature Photo – Pileated Woodpecker

Sometimes getting wildlife on camera can be a challenge. This has been the case for me and the Pileated Woodpecker. They are very skittish and can see me coming with my camera. I finally got the opportunity to photograph one up close recently. I think they’re starting to make annual nest holes and this one was chipping bark off a dead tree the day before, and catching insects. This is where “woody wood pecker” got his start. The largest of the species and sometimes called the “Indian Hen” a native American term used by the ole timers. With its stunning red comb, they fly across in a swooping motion and make an obvious loud chirping whistle call. I hope you enjoy this months Feature photo and I would love to hear your thoughts and comments. 

All the Best, 


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