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Captured down the street from my daughter’s house in Charleswood, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi f stop: F/8.0 exposure: 1/500 sec. focal length: 300.0 mm shutter speed (tv): 9

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I went for a bike ride this morning, and heard this chirping. I looked up at this Hydro pole and saw all the action.This is a Pileated Woodpecker feeding her babies.

Description: 17" (43cm). A crow sized woodpecker. Black with white neck stripes, conspicous white wing linings, and prominent red crest. Moustache is red in male, black in female.

Voice: A loud, flicker like, cuk-cuk-cuk-cuk, and rising and then falling in pitch and volume.

Habitant: Mature forests and borders…..Nesting: 4 white egs in a tree cavity ( in this case a Hydro Pole).

Resident from British Columbia east across Canada to Nova Scotia, south to California, Southern Idaho, Eastern North Dakota, Central Texas, and Florida.

Footnotes: Despite its size, this elegant woodpecker is often shy and hard to observe. Obtaining a close view of one is often requires careful stalking. Although primarily a forest bird, the “Logcock” has recently become adapted to civilization and has become relatively numerous even on the outskirts of large cities, where its presence is most easily detected by its loud, ringing call and by its large, characteristically rectangular excavations in trees..

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A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRoseabout 5 years ago

    Don’t you just love it when you get lucky and find just a treasure like this……!!
    Larry, this is such a brilliant capture………… :))))

  • Thanks for the fav, and your wonderful comments, I am glad I took my bike today, otherwise I would have missed the photo op, Rosie

    – Larry Trupp

  • Ann  Van Breemen
    Ann Van Breemenabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic, Larry. How lucky to find this, and even luckier to have your camera. I saw a Pileated Woodpecker in some trees at Fort Meyers, Florida on a recent road trip through the U.S.. I managed to get a photo too, but nothing as astounding as this. I’ll upload it today.:)

  • Thanks for the fav, and your wonderful comments Ann, much appreciated indeed.

    – Larry Trupp

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyabout 5 years ago

    Wow that is a lucky find! Amazing candid shot Larry!

  • I appreciate your comments Joanne, thank you

    – Larry Trupp

  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic find Larry and a great capture!!!

  • Thanks Deb, glad I took my bike today, otherwise I would have missed this opportunity

    – Larry Trupp

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 5 years ago

    How wonderful, Larry!!!!!! A fabulous capture!!!!

  • Thanks Lori, as always much appreciated indeed.

    – Larry Trupp

  • Allen Lucas
    Allen Lucasabout 5 years ago

    Excellent angel on this and a wonderful capture. Signs of Spring are everywhere, isn’t it grand to live in a country that we truly do get all 4 seasons.

  • Thanks for your comments Al, much appreciated Friend

    – Larry Trupp

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredabout 5 years ago

    Oh how wonderful, nice work Larry

  • Thanks Virginia, always appreciate your comments

    – Larry Trupp

  • PFrogg
    PFroggabout 5 years ago

    Larry this is excellent,she knows your there,great capture inst fav well done

  • Thanks for the fav, and your comments, much appreciated, yes she sure did know I was there, but she was up high.

    – Larry Trupp

  • police370
    police370about 5 years ago

    Great job of capturing this great find.

  • Thanks for your comments Jim, always so great to hear from you, friend.

    – Larry Trupp

  • trueblvr
    trueblvrabout 5 years ago

    Wow Larry, this is fabulous. I see that you use a Canon, EOS. My dream camera. As of now I am using just a little Kodak EasyShare C875. I have 5xzoom and 8 megapixels. And I get so frustrated everytime I try to take a pic. of a bird or late sunset…gggrrrr

  • Thanks for your comments, I waited quite awhile for mine, but it sure was worth the wait Di

    – Larry Trupp

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