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Old 05-24-2023, 06:28 AM   #1
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If Woody Woodpecker represents any woodpecker, it would be this one IMO. I caught a male parent in a feeding session with an offspring yesterday morning out behind the shop. They have been hanging around for the past few days, four of them though I have only captured 3 at one time on a pole. I believe two siblings and the parents. Anyway, a few shots.



















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Old 05-24-2023, 06:29 AM   #2
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I need to learn my woodpeckers, evidently. Great shots.
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Old 05-24-2023, 06:39 AM   #3
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I need to learn my woodpeckers, evidently. Great shots.
Thanks. Lots of different ones in Texas. This is the largest of them I believe.
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Old 05-24-2023, 06:56 AM   #4
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Great shots Bill. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-24-2023, 07:15 AM   #5
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These are great. We had one hanging around our back yard several years ago, and one showed up several months ago for only one morning.
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Thanks! I have seen them before but never had very good opportunities at them.
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Old 05-24-2023, 05:20 PM   #7
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Man you really know how to get up on them! Well done as always!
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Great pictures!
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Old 05-25-2023, 04:18 AM   #9
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Thanks again, guys.


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Man you really know how to get up on them! Well done as always!
A little luck involved in this one. They flew from a tree on the neighbor's place to behind my shop. They landed in a tree just over the fence line back there. I used the shop to shield me but I was maybe 30' from them. The adult was on the opposite side of the limb as you can tell busy hammering for food to give the young one. I think the young one spotted me but they are more forgiving, especially at feeding time.
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In my 35 years of living in Texas I’ve only seen them twice. Nice photos Bill.
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Old 05-31-2023, 02:09 PM   #11
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Awesome you caught one being fed. Great pictures.
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Thanks. Lots of different ones in Texas. This is the largest of them I believe.
And probably that noisiest
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I'm not sure I've ever seen one before. Thanks for sharing! Great pics.
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Old 05-31-2023, 02:56 PM   #14
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The pileated woodpeckers are all over NWA, they love the suet blocks. We quit putting them out because the birds are destructive.
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Old 06-01-2023, 04:21 AM   #15
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In my 35 years of living in Texas Iíve only seen them twice. Nice photos Bill.
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Awesome you caught one being fed. Great pictures.
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I'm not sure I've ever seen one before. Thanks for sharing! Great pics.
Thanks, guys. Glad you enjoyed them.

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And probably that noisiest
You ain't wrong. Their call is unmistakable.

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The pileated woodpeckers are all over NWA, they love the suet blocks. We quit putting them out because the birds are destructive.
This one had chunks flying out of this live oak tree looking for food.
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