Pileated Woodpecker [Dryocopus pileatus] ~ #30

Pileated Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker ~ Cates Park, North Vancouver ~ April 11, 2015

Just as we were starting to head out I heard a big ruckus and looked up to see large black wings with a flash of red.  Actually there were two of them, squawking at each other and flying to the tops of the trees.  My son was getting a little frustrated because he was getting ready to go and I’m running after some Woodpeckers.   So he waited in the car for a few minutes while I chased down the Pileated Woodpecker.  They were too high up for me to get a good detailed shot, and they didn’t stick around very long.

Pileated Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker ~ Lillooet, BC ~ August 2013

I remember living in Lillooet and there was one of these guys that used to drum on the metal roof of the building right beside me at 5 or 6 in the morning.  Wow it was loud, that beak must pack a powerful punch.

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