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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Woody Woodpecker!

I am still in the process of sorting through and uploading my holiday photos, and today I have to bake pies and a cake for an annual gathering tomorrow so that will be my focus. I will be using some of the apples on the tree you'll see in the compilation photo/video that follows. I usually see a lot of eagles on the island I visited, but not this year. What I did see was this fellow ~ and I know it is a male because of the red moustache that matches his red head. Make sure your sound is on!

4 comments:

  1. Lucky you seeing, and hearing, this impressive bird. I rarely see, or hear woodpeckers here although they are around.
    Enjoy your annual gathering today! xx

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  2. Beautiful pictures and brilliant video capture. Bobby was fast asleep and shot out of bed when he heard the sound. He is still trying to trace where it is hiding!

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  3. Hi Flighty ~ Yes, I was pleased to not only see and hear it, but be able to take a few shots ~ did you notice the tree with all the drill holes in it? We picked the apples before he could drill any more holes in them ~ and made apple and blackberry pie. Yum. More on that later when I get my photos up.

    Hi John ~ Thanks :) ~ glad you enjoyed the video. I hoped it wouldn't take too long to download on my site. Bobby jumping up gave me a chuckle ~ the pileated woodpecker has a very distinct sound and I can just imagine his response!

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  4. An impressive fellow. I wonder why he feels the need to make such a racket though! x

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