It was another lovely day and while puttering outside my DH and I heard what we thought was an extra noisy Flicker. To our surprise this handsome fellow landed on the power pole in front of our house. He stayed for a minute or two then with more of his noisy call he flew away. I'm so glad we were out there at the right time to see him.. We used to see these when we lived in the country but never before right in town.
These pictures are off the internet.
The Pileated Woodpecker is one of the biggest, most striking forest
birds on the continent. It’s the size of a very large crow, black with bold
white stripes down the neck and a flaming-red crest.
Something I've never tried to do is make home made dog treats but I found a very easy recipe that called for just 3 ingredients... an egg, peanut butter, flour ,and a bit of water. No need to make them look nice. Bracken will not take time to admire them before gobbling them up.
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What a beautiful bird the colouring is stunning.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful woodpecker! I've not seen one in person...but the second picture you shared with it in flight is just stunning. That is quite a wing span and what beauty it shows off! Let us know how Bracken liked his homemade treats.ReplyDelete
Oh, cool! PW's are my favorite birds! I glanced out my kitchen window a couple of days ago just in time to see one flash by. I've seen a couple of them in the pines outside my window. It's such a treat to see them!ReplyDelete
They are a handsome in their own right. I had always wanted to see one and kept an eye out for years. I could hear them chopping on the trees in our woods but they seem to be so elusive. Finally a year ago summer while I was working in the green house I spotted a woodpecker on a nearby tree. I eased my way out the door and to my amazement there it was, a pileated woodpecker - yeah!ReplyDelete
I am sure Bracken will enjoy his treats and will be looking for more!!
We have a couple in our yard from time to time, they make a racket! I used to make dog treats for Chance...Pumpkin, egg and Rice Flour and he loved them :)ReplyDelete
Wow great photos of the woodpecker. Both pictures are spectacular.ReplyDelete
I am always envious of sightings of these woodpeckers. They are wonderful.ReplyDelete
I love these pileated woodpeckers, but they certainly are hard to catch on camera! PhilReplyDelete
The pileated woodpecker is often seen here but I've never gotten a good picture of them. Those treats look amazing and how wonderful that there's only three ingredients in them! Much better to make your own!ReplyDelete
I bet our doggies would gobble those up! Easy recipe :)ReplyDelete
I have never seen such a bird as that Pileated Woodpecker. If I ever do, I'm sure my heart will pound with excitement.ReplyDelete