Pileated Woodpecker and the fledge


As my friend and I walked the path at Noland Trail in Newport News VA, he noticed a fresh hole in an old tree.  We weren’t sure what species made this nest hole.  We were curious. So, the next day we brought are our tripods, cameras, and a stool.  We set up our equipment about 30 to 40 yards from the base of the tree. The hole was about 40 feet up the tree and we waited patiently.  Finally, it paid off. This pileated adult male, one of the most prominent birds of the forest flew in and clung to the trunk of the tree near the nest hole. To my surprise, as he moved to the hole a pileated fledge peeked its’ head out of the hole.

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By R Smith

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2 thoughts on “Pileated Woodpecker and the fledge

  1. judysbirds January 19, 2014 / 6:51 pm

    Very cool. Great experience.

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  2. 1kayaker January 19, 2014 / 7:37 pm

    Thank you, I read your profile. I understand what you wrote. I too am a novice at photographing wildlife. I like to write short articles. Now I found away to enjoy two of many hobbies. I can take the picture then write about it.

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