Pileated Woodpeckers at Reynolda Gardens

Ferd and I birded at Reynolda Gardens this morning. We had just started out when we heard a Pileated Woodpecker. We walked over to where we heard it. We saw some things falling from a tree and heard some pecking sounds and we saw the Pileated Woodpecker. It was pecking and peeling the bark off. IMG_0984I noticed some pieces of bark were falling off a little bit higher on the tree and saw the second Pileated Woodpecker.

IMG_1009We walked around Reynolda Gardens for a while and later went back to the Woodpeckers. They were still there and cleaned off most of the bark on the branch and made many holes.

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6 thoughts on “Pileated Woodpeckers at Reynolda Gardens”

  1. Gail, Pileated Woodpeckers are the striking birds that caught my attention years ago and made me a birder! Thanks for sharing the great pics and story. I hope to see you guys at Birds & Beer on the 21st.

  2. Great pictures. Now I think I understand what the big holes are for. They must be going after a particular grub at that spot, and don’t mind digging deep!

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