Thursday, August 12, 2010

Skywatch Friday. Punk Birds

These pileated woodpeckers were in our back yard today, pecking away on the wood on the hydro pole.





I missed seeing them though, my man was the one who took these photos of them outlined against the sky.


They are large birds, 18 inches long, and the noise they make hammering into the wood can be heard over a kilometre away.


Aren't they fabulous? I hope they come back again.

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4 comments:

Pearl Maple said...

Great photos of the little birds in action, you would have thought they could have found something easier to work on those poles are pretty hard

Rob Inukshuk said...

Now I've got a headache - great pics though! Well done that man.

Judy said...

That is so cool! I have seen pileated woodpeckers on occassion, but I have never heard them!!

Fran said...

How lovely! I also have woodpeckers in my garden attacking the peanuts but hard to get a good photo of them, they are so shy. Its a spotted woodpecker but probably smaller than yours....