Saturday (the 24th), as I was diligently working on my @steemusa intro challenge post, something outside my window caught my eye.
Needless to say, by the time I got outside with my camera and tripod, Woody had flown off to a different tree. However, since it was “nice” out (38F/3.3C), I decided to hang around and see if he/she came back. My patience was rewarded thusly –
Then I realized Woody brought a friend along –
I got a few
dozen shots of them, but given the overcast sky and their hyperactive movement, it was tough to get decent, clean captures of them together, let alone separately. Here’s a handful of solo shots that weren’t too bad –
To show what I mean by hyper, here’s a short video that combines a brief snippet (with the sound stripped, since all you could hear was a passing airplane) from yesterday, and a slightly longer clip from 2016 that, while the video quality isn’t great, you get a quick listen to that distinctive call at the end.
Oh, and for the record – while these birds are technically called Pileated Woodpeckers, I always refer to them as “Woody” because…
“Woody Woodpecker is an anthropomorphic animated woodpecker, inspired
by the acorn woodpecker and also resembling the pileated woodpecker…”
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