Mammoth Woodpecker!!!

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    I just love the wildlife that shows up in my yard.

    This is a Pileated Woodpecker

    It can be 20 inches in length...this one looks like it could be close to such, because the dead pine tree it is building its home in is about 30 inches in diameter.

    I have seen both male and female companions before, and have gotten in a pic or two of them, but this time, I was taking pictures of them from inside the house through a window.

    They mate for life, and keep the same territory for life, so i guess i should expect to see them around for a while....

    They have a young one, that is spotted in mostly a brown color, with no red showing up yet on the head....we spotted it this summer where it was maybe a foot long, but i saw it yesterday in the same area of these pics of one of its parents and it is AT LEAST 20 inches LONG.....now!
    you can barely see the woodpecker on the left hand side of the tree...but what you CAN SEE is the damage the woodpeckers have done to this old, dead, pine tree that we have not had cut down...

    this was about 100 feet from the window i was at...

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    damn---I thought it would have a trunk and be hairy :lol: j/k

    nice pics !!
     
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    Don't let it anywhere near USAirlines flights!
     
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    a couple more pics

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    here is a pic of it this past october before all the leaves fell. there is a red squirrel on the tree in front of it...

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    Let a city girl out in the country and you never know what's going to happen . :lol:
     
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    Great pictures thank you for sharing!
     
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    Sometimes we get one in the front yard and he makes a lot of noise. Sounds like a jackhammer. Nice pics. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    the link i gave for this woodpecker has a link where u can listen to each bird;s songs and sounds....it's cool!
     
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    great pics....i have seen one..or two of them....not like that ..however...thanks
     

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