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Pileated Woodpecker.


Posted by Karl Egressy on Sat Nov 05, 2022 5:26 pm

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It is quite unusual to see a Pileated Woodpecker feeding on berries. They might be called wild grapes.

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by SantaFeJoe on Sat Nov 05, 2022 11:39 pm
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Cool image! Must be clicked on for maximum appreciation. And yes, those are wild grapes. They make great jelly.

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by david fletcher on Sun Nov 06, 2022 4:19 am
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SantaFeJoe wrote:
Cool image! Must be clicked on for maximum appreciation. And yes, those are wild grapes. They make great jelly.

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I'll second Joe.  The large view is magnificent!  Well done Karl.
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by peter makuch on Sun Nov 06, 2022 7:58 am
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I like the position of this woodpecker that he gave you with the added bg colours works well here.
 

by Carol Clarke on Sun Nov 06, 2022 8:16 am
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A must click for the fine details in this wonderful behaviour capture! Definitely a unique woodpecker image, Karl!

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by paul fletcher on Sun Nov 06, 2022 8:59 pm
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Certainly a very unique pose captured here, Karl- I wasn't aware that they fed on berries, but your photo shows us very clearly, that does occur.
 

by Karl Egressy on Mon Nov 07, 2022 3:33 am
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Thank you all.
I posted it on Ontario Birds as well and one person stated that he had seen this happening this time of the year. Harvest time for them.
 

by SantaFeJoe on Mon Nov 07, 2022 10:51 am
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Just watch out for the ones eating fermented berries!!! Google “birds eating fermented berries” for more on the subject.

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by Axel Hildebrandt on Mon Nov 07, 2022 11:19 am
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Cool pose and behavior, makes me wonder if the berries were just tasty or maybe fermented. :)
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