Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker Photo Album

 

The TGO Nature Center is pleased to present this Pileated Woodpecker Photo Album to assist in the identification of this glorious bird.  Click on any photo below to enlarge and see the detail of this spectacular bird.

Pileated Woodpeckers are a large bird.  They can be seen at TGO but they don’t usually come out in the open preferring the woods.   We have seen and heard them on our trips on the golf cart nature trail.

Judy Patton had two Pileated Woodpeckers visit her on the morning of March 20, 2016 on Oak Cove. She was able to snap a photo of one of her visitors.

 

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Photo Courtesy of Judy Patton

 

Jim Dick took these photos on February 18, 2016.  Here’s what he wrote in the email about his encounter:  “While talking with our neighbors this morning, I spotted a pair of Pileated Woodpeckers on the dead palm where the Red Bellied Woodpeckers were seen last week. Even though I probably shouldn’t be using the camera with the big lens yet I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to catch a shot since I have been unsuccessful too many times before. 🙂 One of them went into a large hole and started to clean out the debris from the last storm. Here are four photos I was able to capture. I actually shot 104 before it was over! :-)”  Jim had surgery on his shoulder on three days earlier so he probably shouldn’t have been lifting that big lens yet but we sure are enjoying these shots!

 

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Photo Courtesy of Jim Dick

 

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Photo Courtesy of Jim Dick

 

In the photos below, you can see the bird with a beak full of debris in the first photo and then the debris goes flying in the air to the left of the tree in the next photos.  Jim said “It was fun watching the male doing the housecleaning.”  Hmmmmm, the male doing the housecleaning – now that gives me an idea!   Remember to click on a photo to get a closer look at these amazing photographs!

 

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Photo Courtesy of Jim Dick

 

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Photo Courtesy of Jim Dick

 

Nikki Duthil sent us this awesome photo of a Pileated Woodpecker.

 

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Photo Courtesy of Nikki Duthil

 

The photos below of a Pileated Woodpecker looking through a window were taken by Karl Gerwe.

 

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Photo Courtesy of Karl Gerwe

 

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Photo Courtesy of Karl Gerwe

 

Hobie Kurtz sent us the Pileated Woodpecker photo below.

 

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Photo Courtesy Hobie Kurtz

 

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