Pileated Woodpecker


Dave Bogener
David is a retired Environmental Scientist with a passion for wildlife photography and travel. He has lived in Shasta County for the last 38 years with his wife Becky. If the light is at all promising, you can find him out with the camera most mornings at a local venue. David maintains a website where he exhibits some of his favorite images at davidbogener.zenfolio.com
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5 Responses

  1. Peggy Elwood says:

    WOW! I have put more than a few miles on my car trying to locate and see a Pileated woodpecker..not been fortunate yet. Loving this photo..where did you see this magnificent bird?

  2. Keith says:

    We have a pair that lives on our property in Shingletown.  I can always tell when they are in the trees as they have a slightly different cadence to their pecking.  I see them fairly often, pecking at an old snag or flying about.  A couple times I’ve seen them on the ground.

  3. Peggy,  This image was captured at Loxahatchee NWR, Florida


  4. Jim Dowling Jim Dowling says:

    Always a treat to encounter those birds.  They’re shy and far from common.  Look (and listen) for them in older conifer forest with big trees and dead snags.  Locally, I’ve seen a few close to Whiskeytown Lake near Paige Boulder Creek and just off the Kanaka Peak trail.  Keith, you’re lucky to have them so close.

  5. Ginny says:

    This great picture makes me think of the old Woody the Woodpecker carton.  Beautiful…….

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