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Old Apr 19, 2009, 6:25 PM   #11
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Hello Billy. The lens is a 18-250 Tamron. An excellent all all arounder. The pic quality would have been much better if it were not such a drab day lighting wise. Or if my knowledge of these conditions were better.
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Old Apr 19, 2009, 8:46 PM   #12
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Very nice shots, we have them around here but they are tough to get close to as they fly around the woods. It is amazing how much damage they can to to a tree in a short period of time.

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Old Apr 19, 2009, 10:20 PM   #13
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Yes, I agree wit the previous posts -- great shots. We see pileated woodpeckers in our area occasionally, but they always fly away long before I get close enough to get a pic. I've never heard of them excavating a cavity in a pressure treated pole.
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Great shots - I love the "housecleaning" activity.

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I imagine a nest in a pole like this is pretty freaking rare.
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Maybe for Pileateds, but growing up in Florida it seemed like every pole in our urban neighborhood had Red-bellied Woodpeckers in it as there was a severe shortage of suitable hardwood trees. They used to wake us up in the morning hammering on the metal drainpipes on the buildings (palm trees don't resonate as well) - woodpeckers can't sing, so that is how they advertised their territories!
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Beautiful bird and a terrific series, well done.
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Old Apr 24, 2009, 11:25 PM   #17
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Great shots - I love the "housecleaning" activity.
They used to wake us up in the morning hammering on the metal drainpipes on the buildings (palm trees don't resonate as well) - woodpeckers can't sing, so that is how they advertised their territories!
Really?! Now I know why occasionally I hear one hammering on the metal spark arrester on my chimney! I had no idea what was going on the first time - it amazed me that a small bird could make that much noise.
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Great shots of things we don't see too often! Thanks for posting.

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