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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *