Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Those Red-Heads!

Some time ago, while visiting the SIL in Missouri, I managed to catch sight of this Pileated Woodpecker on top of the electric pole in her yard...

 This was not the first one I had ever seen in the wild, but it is the first one I managed to capture in a photo!



Linking to Outdoor Wednesday and World Bird Wednesday.

25 comments:

Stewart M said...

Great pictures of one of my all time favourite birds - I have only seen them on trips to the USA - no woodpeckers of any sort in Australia - so it’s good to bump in to one on line!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Great shots Linda! They are elusive redheads... :) Missouri has their Pileateds I will say that! They are the funniest birds~goofy but gorgeous.

eileeninmd said...

I love the Pileated woodies, Linda! Great sighting and photos.

eileeninmd said...

I love the Pileated woodies, Linda! Great sighting and photos.

Beth said...

gorgeous. i see one of these in my backyard all the time. such a beautiful bird. (:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...wishing I could see one like that. Now I have to get out my bird book to see if they're even IN our area.

Beautiful shots Linda.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Now Linda you say 'her' yard, are you assuming it's a 'she' because of the rather chic coiffe haha! Well done on capturing her way up there.

TexWisGirl said...

i love when i'm able to catch sight of these guys! we have 1 pair here, as much as i can tell. :)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Nice photos. I saw one of these for the first time a couple of years ago in a friends yard. I tried to capture a photo but he wouldn't stick around for a photo shoot. :0)

kaye said...

fun shots--we get northern flickers here.

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

haha! red heads indeed :)
well done, Linda!

Jessica said...

It is hard to catch them on film isn't it? Nice shot! Thanks for sharing :)

Faye said...

There was a time when I wanted very much to be a red-head. Maybe a little bit more auburn than this. :-) Fortunate shot!

Gary said...

Great photo!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

mick said...

Nice photos of the Woodpecker on top of the pole.

Roan said...

They do live around here, but I have never seen one. Lucky you! Great shots, too.

Nancy Claeys said...

I don't know if we have these or not, but I have never seen one either. I love them, though. Great captures of this interesting bird!

Pat said...

Great sighting, great capture!

EG CameraGirl said...

LOVE that photo! Super, Linda!

Larry said...

Nice captures of the Pileated Woodpecker Linda! These huge woodpeckers are one of my favorite birds to see, maybe because where I live they are secretive and hard to find ;-)

Red said...

Pileateds are awesome birds. We see quit we a few of them here.
Great shot of the bird but I think you should tell the power company that their pole is rotten.

heyBJK said...

Congrats, Linda! I've never photographed one. Nice shots!

Rita said...

Congrats on the excellent capture.

We see these birds all the time also but, I have never gotten a good photo of one.

Carole M. said...

great and handsome bird; so striking

NixBlog said...

Very striking looking bird!