Tuesday 22 March 2011

Pileated woodpeckers are busy!

I love them. Love the sound the rhythm.

The damage they do, they tell me, is less invasive than the bugs!

Their sound echoes through our forest. Everyone is stirring for the new season, despite the fresh snow.

It was hard shoot: up towards the sky (the video, I mean). My photos are much better! At 1:28 another began warning this one. Their raucous sound is as striking as the blue jays.


Yogi♪♪♪ said...

They are beautiful critters. I haven't seen one in a long while.

Christine said...

interesting, Jenn. I've never seen one up close.

Roan said...

They sure are beautiful birds. Enjoyed the video!

Powell River Books said...

Oh my aching head! We had a woodpecker "adopt" our cabin for pecking. It took days and lots of hanging objects to discourage the little critter. - Margy

Kay said...

Fantastic photos! But really... their damage is less than bugs? Those are pretty large holes they made in the tree. I wonder if the trees can survive that. We had downy woodpeckers on our locust tree in Illinois. They didn't make those gigantic holes... I think.