Captured in the woods west of Headingly, Manitoba, Canada.

Canon XTi, Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 OS AV 6.3 Shutter Speed 1/160 IS0 400 Focal Length 500mm

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Info on the Pileated Woodpecker

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..

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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Comments

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradouralmost 4 years ago
    Gosh Larry this is another beuty you have managed to capture,

    it’s beautiful.

  • Good Morning Malcolm
    Always appreciate your comments
    I stalked him for quite awhile, til he finally settled down, so I got luck this time…

    – Larry Trupp

  • lcretyi
    lcretyialmost 4 years ago

    OMG! Larry you were right on top of this one, absolutely Fantastic Image….laura

  • Good Morning Laura
    Always appreciate your comments
    And the courtesy of a fave as well BTW!!!

    – Larry Trupp

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaalmost 4 years ago

    Wow, you got lucky again my friend. Stunning capture Larry.

  • Good Morning Teresa
    Always appreciate your comments
    I stalked him for quite awhile, til he finally settled down, so I got luck this time…I see you are back…Hope you had a great vacation

    – Larry Trupp

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...almost 4 years ago

    Such a superb capture Larry. His colors is just wonderful. These are one of my favorites at home.This is a Fave for sure. :>)) Leslie

  • Good Morning Leslie
    Always appreciate your comments
    And the courtesy of a fave as well BTW!!!

    – Larry Trupp

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...almost 4 years ago

    great shot Larry. I have not spotted one of these but would love to. They are beautiful birds

  • Good Morning Dave
    Always appreciate your comments
    I stalked him for quite awhile, til he finally settled down, so I got luck this time

    – Larry Trupp

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakealmost 4 years ago

    Awesome close-up of this beauty ! This is the top bird on my want to shoot list Larry ! I know we have them around but have never been lucky enough to spot one. Well done :)

  • Good Morning Renee
    Always appreciate your comments
    I stalked him for quite awhile, til he finally settled down, so I got luck this time…Iappreciate the courtesy of a fave as well BTW!!!

    – Larry Trupp

  • Lynn  Gibbons
    Lynn Gibbonsalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful find Larry!!! great shot

  • Good Morning Lynn
    Always appreciate your comments
    I stalked him for quite awhile, til he finally settled down, so I got luck this time…I appreciate the courtesy of a fave as well BTW!!!

    – Larry Trupp

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely capture, Larry. The series is just wonderful. I especially like Feeding Time.

  • Good Morning Dot
    Always appreciate your comments
    I stalked him for quite awhile, til he finally settled down, so I got luck this time

    – Larry Trupp

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 4 years ago

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