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Interesting visitor on my block today...
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I was walkin' the dog this afternoon when I heard a bird call. I thought jeeze, that's a pileated woodpecker! I ran for my camera and soon found it across the alley in a walnut tree, hammering away. The bird, not the camera. See. Anyway, pileateds are big, about the size of a crow. He didn't mind me being, oh, 25 feet or so away at all and went on about his business. They are seldom seen in towns and mainly prefer the solitude of big timbers. This guy was workin' hard and he rained woodchips down on me while I snapped away at him.
     

   

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#2
Oh, that is outstanding!  We have a red belly woodpecker who stops by our feeder daily but I've never seen a pileated woody except in photos. 
 
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What's amazing is that how affable this guy was. I see them in the big timbers when squirrel hunting but can't get anywhere near them before they fly away.
 
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His knocking isn't that loud but dude makes the woodchips fly. He doesn't mess around and is a hard worker. I saw him again today. He was perched on the side of the main trunk of the walnut tree across the alley. That's the shirt I want because it shows his true size: he's every bit as big as a half-gallon handle of Jack Daniels. Here's a shirt from late this afternoon (Monday).
   

 

 
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