A Flash of Red

Cruising down the road this afternoon, a flash of red caught my attention. Curious, I turned the car around and discovered this bold, beautiful, pileated woodpecker working away at this rotten tree. Leaving the car, I stood in the middle of the road snapping pictures. When I crossed the double yellow, that was too close for his comfort and he flew off. It’s just as well as I likely would have continued snapping pics until my memory card filled up.

pileated woodpecker in maine

pileated woodpecker

pileated woodpecker

pileated woodpecker

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One Response to A Flash of Red

  1. Jody says:

    What a fine specimen! I’ve never seen a pileated woodpecker except in the bird books. How wonderful!

    I’m still working away at many of the felt bird patterns. Loving it! Again, thank you.

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