Monday, May 24, 2010

Baby Pileated Woodpecker!

Yesterday on our daily stroll with the cats, we were witness to a somewhat rare event. The pileated woodpeckers babies first flight! I was seeing the pileateds flying around all day yesterday, but for some reason the flight struck me as odd. They were hopping from tree to tree instead of their usual flying. Well, my questions were answered when one of them dropped out of the tree and stood by the base on a flower bed. Red ( the shop cat) was on it in an instant! Luckily for everyone, Red is not what you might call a "killer". So after running up on it he bapped it a couple of times then stood back and watched. I didn't have my camera and the bird was not going to wait around for me to get it. I could have picked it up, but I didn't want to mess with it. He seemed no worse for the fall and flew up to another tree when he caught his breath. Enjoy the video I found on Youtube. They are so CUTE!


Martha said...

We have a pair of the pileated woodpeckers in our area, I would love to be able to see the babies!

diy said...

They solve their housing problem with no mortgage, rent , and no garden to look after

lavenderdreams4ever said...

I agree with diy! Except I have one named Melvin who seems to think my home is his too! He knocks on my roof every morning to be heard by whoever is inside listening!


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