Monday, April 22, 2013

Pileated Woodpecker...Squeeee!!!

So I was driving  home along a back road (surprise, surprise), when this beauty landed on a woodpile RIGHT BESIDE THE ROAD! I got off a few quick pics before a motorcycle showed up and the magic moment was over. I turned around and came back, but she was too skittish and shy by then. Not great pics, but a GREAT bird to add to my collection!

Yes, YOU ARE the pretty bird :-)

Also saw:

 Chipping Sparrow in shadow
 Grackle singing in sunlight!
 Crow in a field
Big bird in landing pattern for the local international airport.


Pixel Peeper said...

I have never been able to get a woodpecker with my camera, so I understand your excitement. I was all excited just to see one the other day, going to work.

Glad to see you are having fun with your new lens! :-)

Lowandslow said...

All things flying. I like. Thanks for sharing. :)


The Bug said...

Squee is right :)

The Geezers said...

Very nice. I"ve seen a couple of pileateds in Minneapolis recently, too, after a drought of many years.

NCmountainwoman said...

Love those pileateds. And I'm still surprised by their jungle call.