This lovely bird is a male Pileated Woodpecker. As You can guess, they love trees and live in woodland areas. I have a few that stay here year round. In the Fall, more of these woodpeckers come in for the winter. Most info says they do not migrate, but I see every year that they do. The new woodpeckers spend the winter here and have babies in early spring, then go back to where ever they came from. There are around 10 new ones so far. They are social with the woodpeckers already here as they hunt in trees for bugs within sight of each other. I have shared the info from Wikipedia below, along with the link to the photostudy and the highlight clips from G+AutoBackUp. Enjoy!
Your extended photostudy is now located in my G+ Photo Album Gallery at the link below. Click on the link and off you go. Then click out and you are back!
Many thanks to G+ Auto Back Up for the creating the following quick clips! These are the highlights of this album.
|male Dryocopus pileatus in a tree|
Distribution and habitat
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time!