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    Chris
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    Had this guy at the back door today:
    pileated woodpecker

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    NickNackHummer
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    I would love to see a pileated woodpecker. I have Downy woodpeckers and Red-bellied woodpeckers come to my feeders.

    Carol
    East Tennessee

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    David in Stafford,VA
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    Nick, Carol, I have them (the pileated) in my back yard also but they have never approached the feeders. They stick to a couple of dead trees beyond the garden. I have the Downy and Red-bellied at the feeders like Carol. They are fun to watch as they climb around the vertical tube feeders instead of using the hopper feeder.

    David
    Stafford, VA

    #9233
    Chris
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    At my last house i used to have pileateds coming to a suet feeder on a tree trunk.

    I would love to have red headed woodpeckers in the yard, i only see them occasionally when I’ve been out on fishing trips.

    Chris

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    blue diamonds
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    Chris…. cool picture of the Pileated woodpecker. I’m still waiting for one to show up in my yard. Heard they are quite impressive looking….13 inches high.

    Judy – Michigan

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    Chris
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    They are roughly the size of a crow so they attract your attention.

    Supposedly each pair requires quite a few acres, but apparently they’ve adapted to smaller woodlots, traveling from one to the next.

    Chris

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    Dana
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    wow, beautiful!

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    dogsandbirds
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    I love those things! There is a pair that passes through here from time to time. Their prehistoric look is impressive and reminds me there is a dinosaur in their ancestry.

    Gin
    Atlanta, GA

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