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02-23-2014, 06:45 AM
This is a Pileated Woodpecker. A somewhat elusive woodpecker that is the size of a Crow. This one was at the side of the road on a tree at window level so slowed down to a crawl and edged up to within 30 ft for this one shot out car window.


02-23-2014, 11:22 AM
lovely detail and sharpness

02-23-2014, 11:47 AM
"somewhat elusive " is a understatement, the only pics I can get of this guy's, is that of their handy work....well done

02-23-2014, 12:43 PM
One of my favorite birds! love the sound that their wings make when they fly......beautiful photo!

02-23-2014, 02:31 PM
Great shot love how they laugh at ya when they fly away I've chased them all over Kearney with no results :))

02-24-2014, 10:02 PM
WOW. That is close. Love the detail.

02-26-2014, 09:32 PM
Probably wouldn't come as much of a surprise to hear the we see these all the time around here. The casual observer might mistake them for the Ivory Bill and the last I heard a shot like this of the believed extinct bird would be worth a cool million. Head south, HBG…you may get lucky.:fingerscr