Female Pileated Woodpecker

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Heather Mellon

Great shot Debra. She's beautiful and stands out very nicely among the frost covered branches. I've only seen one of these woodies and had a very close-up view of him but without a camera handy. They're very impressive birds and you captured that perfectly here.

Debra Plett

Sorry I didn’t get back to you with a thank you earlier Heather. As always I appreciate your feedback.

Jenny Stevens

I agree with Clifford about being an amazing bird. I had one in my yard for years, then no more. Well captures with all those branches.

Debra Plett

Thanks very much for your feedback and comments Jenny always appreciated.

Jane LeBlanc

Great job, Debra. I have trouble with a dark subject up against bright backgrounds. Nice detail.

Jenny Stevens

Great capture Debra. Hard to get a clear shot and you did it.

Debra Plett

Thx very much Jenny

Debra Plett

Thanks for your feedback Clifford always appreciated. I thought the hoar-frost might give the shot an added appeal. I was happy to see the woodpecker. Happy New Year to you as well.

Mother nature surprised us with a little hoar-frost this morning. I went to check out the fruit trees in the park this morning and spotted a female Pileated Woodpecker enjoying the berries. I have not seen the male around so I am not sure if this could be a juvenile.
Taken By
Debra Plett
Taken On
December 31, 2022
pileated woodpecker beak bird animal
  • Focal: 524
  • Lens Model: Sony FE 200–600mm F5.6–6.3 G OSS (SEL200600G)
  • Shutter speed: 0.0008 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 6.3

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