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I am having the best time with this bit of tree trunk!

I am having the best time with this bit of tree trunk!

There's a cavity in that stump and this male pileated woodpecker has been dipping for the contents, which I've filled with a homemade "suet" mix of Crisco, peanut butter and cornmeal. I've also had a female pileated visiting. (She doesn't have the white stripe extending back from the beak.) Many insect eating birds have visited the cavity in this log. It sure has made the winter pass quickly watching the visitors it has attracted.

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Fabienne26-Feb-2010 09:41
Une qualité d'image irréprochable c'est une pure merveille.
Ghislaine et Réal Boulet07-Oct-2009 12:14
Beautiful capture for this impressive woodpecker.
Flo Hendry05-Apr-2009 06:32
Wow, Great capture! Nice details and setting.
Rachel Pennington31-Mar-2009 17:31
You absolutely, positively cannot even begin to imagine how envious I am of this shot. It's perfect! I wish it were mine. (o=
Glen Allen29-Mar-2009 19:13
another great capture... I've look Hi & low for one of these.. and u get them from out your window.. can i come over? ;-)
pemkid26-Mar-2009 01:38
Sheesh, you have this bird photography down!
Ghislaine et Réal Boulet26-Mar-2009 01:21
A very impressive shot for this great visitor.
Judith Barnett25-Mar-2009 23:34
Simply outstanding Isabel! I am also curious if this was through the window, if so then I guess removing the filter seems to make a big difference.
Máire Uí Mhaicín25-Mar-2009 23:19
Excellent image, lovely bokeh, and very fine detail at 1600 iso.
Guest 25-Mar-2009 22:57
Through the window?
Janet Forjan-Freedman25-Mar-2009 22:42
Great catch! The plumage details and the colour saturation of his red crown feathers are fantastic!
routerer25-Mar-2009 22:26
Terrific shot Isabel, well done.
Jeannie25-Mar-2009 22:18
in a word...OUTSTANDING!!!!
Ellie Kanary25-Mar-2009 21:03
Great shot of "Woody"!