Sunday, April 15, 2012

Pileated Woodpecker

Another first for my camera traps. We have a lot of these woodpeckers in my area but this is the first
one I’ve got on camera. A lot of folks in my area also call them Indian Chickens. I’ve watched many
from my hunting stands fluttering from tree to tree over the years hammering away. They make a loud
drumming sound when they peck on a tree looking for insects and beetle larvae. It sounds a lot like a
hammer striking a tree. They also make a loud squawking call that can be heard for a good distance. I had hoped to get to posted last week but it seems the more I get done the more I have to do this Spring. Heading out later this afternoon to check the cameras and see what we've got.



13 comments:

Michelle said...

I love to see them, but they are noisy around my house. I hadn't heard that nickname for them before!

TexWisGirl said...

'indian chickens' is new to me, too! we have a pair here last year and this year, and i'm thrilled when i hear them!

Trailblazer said...

Holy Crap!

Nice one, Joe!

I get excited to see these with my own eyes....getting a camera trap picture is a real feat!

heyBJK said...

I see them a lot in the woods, but never on a trail cam! That's cool, Joe!

Larry Ostby said...

I try getting photos of these guys all the time. Usually with no success. Congrats on your catch.

Michaele said...

How neat that the woodpecker stopped by on a fallen log. Love the looks of him. I also love the sound they make. I hear them often, but see them seldom.

Ola said...

cute little one!

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Lindsjö taxar said...

Great to capture it on the camera...we have one looking the same here in Sweden,. I got him last week , will put it out on the blog

Sandy said...

Darn woodpeckers! The one in my area pecks on the spark arrestor for my fireplace. It is sooo loud in my house when he does that and he usually begins very early in the morning which jolts me out of bed!

Trey said...

Pretty bird!

missing moments said...

Would love to see these guys! Awesome you captured them.

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

We have a lot of them in my area too but darn if I ever heard them called Indian Chickens. that's cool...and great shots!

Fjällripan said...

They are so beautiful! Fun that you got in on your camera :)