Pileated two


I see a Pileated Woodpecker only a few times a year, and only saw two together once before. So, it was a treat to watch a pair of them on a tree trunk in the fading light of yesterday.

Two Pileated Woodpeckers work their way up the trunk of a badly scarred Douglas-fir tree in their search for grubs under the bark. The female is on the left; the male is on the right.


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2 Responses to Pileated two

  1. Christine Boyd says:

    Nice to see these interesting birds close up. Aren’t they prehistoric looking? I see one on a nearby phone pole often in spring. It’s always a treat.

  2. Joan Maytom says:

    I so enjoy your comments and awe inspiring photos.We were enthusiastic birders in Natal South Africa but have not done much since coming to live in Sidney B.C. We know the Kootenay Lake area well and follow your blog with great interest. We do see the Pileated Woodpeckers here on occasion.
    Joan Maytom.

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