Five Photos, Five Stories–Day Five
Wild Bird Wednesday–Pileated Woodpecker
The Pileated Woodpeckers play hard-to-get, and I’ve been the loser. Until now!
A couple years ago (maybe longer–time flies!) I took a morning stroll through the neighborhood. This was before I carried my camera everywhere, and the reason I currently do. That morning, I heard pounding in a tree next to the sidewalk and looked up to see TWO Pileated Woodpeckers drilling away on a pine tree. I didn’t even know we had these birds in our area.
On my last two visits to the botanical garden, I caught a glimpse of one, but it was too fast for me. They don’t hang around long when being chased by the paparazzi.
I saw at least two on a recent trip to the local state park, but once again, when I downloaded the pictures, they were not to be found in them. Drat! A couple days later, hubby and I went there again. This time, the woodpecker was more intent on what it was doing than on what we were doing. I took a lot of shots, but only got a couple worth sharing. But that works for me!
The Pileated Woodpecker is a large bird, about the size of the American Crow. Here’s more info: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Pileated_Woodpecker/id
Be sure to check out the voice recording. You’ll certainly know when they are around!
This is my last Five Photos, Five Stories post. Today, I nominate Susan from Coming East. I know she has some wonderful photos, and lots of great stories to go with them. Here are the rules: 1) To post a photo a day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph. And 2) each day, nominate another blogger for the challenge.
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