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Bird Identification: My new visitor - woodland woodpecker ?

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shihtzumom
Pearisburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 6, 2012
8:36 AM

Post #9032075

This guy is huge. He's been around several times and I believe we read he is a Woodland Woodpecker. He's huge!!! My poor other birds and tiny red headed woodpeckers hide when he's around. A beautiful bird so I wanted to share my pictures

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DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

March 6, 2012
8:46 AM

Post #9032084

never heard of Woodland Woodpecker??
Looks like a Pileated to me
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

March 6, 2012
9:47 AM

Post #9032144

Yes, Pileated Woodpecker (male).
shihtzumom
Pearisburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 6, 2012
1:46 PM

Post #9032360

Great - thanks! My husband was looking in a book and he said they stay in the woodlands and are rarely seen in towns/neighborhoods. I misunderstood. A very cool bird!

Thanks for giving me the name.
Kathy
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

March 6, 2012
8:42 PM

Post #9032839

if there are pine trees around you will see them from time to time especially if you have any kind of berries on your trees or shrubs

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 7, 2012
5:14 AM

Post #9033011

Congrats Shihtzumom on your new visitor the Pileated wp. Gosh, I've been wishing upon the stars for many years to have one visit. Though, alot of trees, in the area. But it's due to an open area near a lake, they would not frequent such "openess". I'm thrilled for you.
shihtzumom
Pearisburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 7, 2012
6:59 AM

Post #9033121

We are thrilled too. He's beautiful

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