Pileated Woodpecker and Lots of Green Today

in #birding4 years ago

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Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus

Today I got out to beat the midday rain on the Sequalitchew Creek Trail in Dupont, WA. I managed 3 first-of-the-year species and great looks at lots of others. The highlight of the day though was the Pileated Woodpecker above who was just destroying the top of a large snag. I'm not sure if he was making a nest cavity, or just feeding, but he stayed on this one spot for over 30 minutes.

The emerging greenery was the other highlight. These Licorice Ferns Polypodium glycyrrhiza were everywhere.
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This Pacific Wren Troglodytes pacificus was the only one I saw, but they were if full song seemingly in every direction.

In contrast to the nature, I also liked the graffiti in the tunnel under the railroad tracks at the end of the trail.
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Good birding! Good day!


The woodpecker is wonderful! Especially "hairstyle"! 😄
He is somewhat similar to our black woodpecker, the same long neck, a cap on his head. Probably they are distant relatives.

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