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02-JAN-2013 Carl Erland

Pileated Woodpecker

Southern Vancouver Island

Interesting fact: The Pileated Woodpecker prefers large trees for nesting. In young forests, it will use any large trees remaining from before the forest was cut. Because these trees are larger than the rest of the forest, they present a lightning hazard to the nesting birds. ~ All About Birds

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J. Scott Coile13-Jan-2013 22:10
Bryan Murahashi13-Jan-2013 04:29
Very nice touch of light for this capture. V
Cowichan Valley Camera Club13-Jan-2013 00:33
Wonderful details and colour.
R Penney
Peter Stahl12-Jan-2013 23:50
Excellent find and great info. Nice one against the blue skies! :-))
carol j. phipps12-Jan-2013 19:03
Nice capture and explanation.