black and white and red all over

we have a small group of pileated woodpeckers around the house lately.¬† we’ve seen as many as six together at once. we have never seen this behavior¬† before, and we know that pileated woodpeckers don’t flock. after doing some internet digging, i think it may be a male-female pair and their brood of four fledglings. whether flock or family, it has been a wondrous few days of sights and sounds.

wing feather of a pileated woodpecker

found in our yard, saint paul, minnesota

  1. margie says:

    i only see the very large woodpeckers when i go for walks in a nearby forest early in morning

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