January 4, 2010

Pileated Woodpecker (male)

Pileated Woodpecker (m), originally uploaded by Rodger Coleman.

Beautiful sunny days this weekend combined with cold and hungry birds made for some great photo opportunities. I saw this male Pileated Woodpecker (Drycopus pileatus) around all weekend, but was only able to get this one shot of him. Check out that red, all the way from his beak to the back of his neck -- and that little "mustache!" And his yellow eye! Just an amazing bird! We are so lucky to get to see them up close.

1 comment:

Anne said...

Powerful bird indeed! You are so fortunate to get a pic!