Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Pair of Pileated Woodpeckers Make a Visit~

It is not often that I get to photograph a pair of Pileated Woodpeckers at the same time, especially this season of the year.  The other day while raking leaves I heard their great voices and I could tell that there seemed to be more than one.  I was so pleased to be able to capture a couple of images with the two of them.  Pileated Woodpeckers are such great characters alone, or in pairs, or yes, even bantering back and forth with the Red-Shouldered Hawks, which they love to tease the young ones after they have left the nest, which is not always a very smart idea, though I have never seen a hawk grab one, they get very close~


  1. Oh :) non vorrei essere al posto di questo povero albero !!!!
    Bellissimo con questo ciuffo rosso !
    Buona serata .)

  2. Mary, I think the Pileated Woodpecker is the one of the birds I would just love to see most in the world and the one I regret not seeing when in NA years ago. It must be awesome having such a striking bird so close to your home and being able to see and hear them them regularly, like a friend dropping in.

  3. WOW!! Great shots Mary. As you say, they are such characters!!

  4. Beautiful birds and great photographs Mary.
    Have a beautiful week.

  5. Wow simply marvelous MAry... These shots are wowo wonderful! Thanks for your nice comments on my blog, i tend to lack time to visit blogs and to keep mine up-date...

  6. Awesome,Mary! Those really cool you got such great looks and photos of them - very nice! I see them fairly regularly, but have only managed to snag one really bad photo! I always love hearing them and then finding them, such great birds. Love the pictures!


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