Saturday, November 12, 2016

Photo: The Pileated Woodpecker

pileated woodpeckerThe pileated woodpecker is one of the more striking characters of New York’s woodlands. Ubiquitous across the state, its bright red crest and propensity for vocalization make it hard to miss.

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Tom Kilian is an avid fisherman, kayaker, nature lover, amateur photographer, and a student at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs.

8 Responses

  1. Wayne says:

    Great photo, Tom!

  2. Rick says:

    Excellent shot with an intriguing composition. Why was it on a rock? Did it find bugs?

    Red mustache indicates a male.

    • Tom Kilian says:

      Thanks for your comment, Rick!

      He was excavating on top of a fallen log for whatever invertebrates could be found. He was quite bold to my presence, allowing me to take some interesting photos.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Nice photo – where was it taken?

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