Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Pileated Woodpecker Pair
Happened upon this pair yesterday; tearing a few logs apart in their quest for ants. They worked about 75-100 feet from me and I got about 425 shots off in about 20 minutes. The male has a red cheek bar; the female does not; she also has a brown patch on her forehead. They are awesome birds, very large, and primitive looking. Taken 4/6 Canon 7D + 400mm lens. There were at least 3 pairs of Pileated Woodpeckers nesting at River of Life Farm in 2009.