Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker in Sudbury

April 14, 2015

A pileated woodpecker in Sudbury, recorded by Peg Espinola.
Peg Espinola photographed and recorded video of this pileated woodpecker in her Sudbury back yard.

Pileated Woodpecker and its handiwork at SVT's Memorial Forest

February 15, 2015

A pileated woodpecker at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Irene Gruenfeld.
Holes from a pileated woodpecker at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Irene Gruenfeld.
Irene Gruenfeld photographed this pileated woodpecker, and holes it was excavating at SVT's General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts Memorial Forest in Sudbury.

Pileated Woodpecker signs in Maynard

February 16, 2015

Signs of pileated woodpeckers in Maynard, photographed by Lisa Vernegaard.
Signs of pileated woodpeckers in Maynard, photographed by Lisa Vernegaard.
Lisa Vernegaard photographed these trees with pileated woodpecker holes at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard. Pileated woodpeckers will chop out distinctive, rectangular-shaped holes in dead or dying trees to get at insects such as carpenter ants that are feeding on the decaying wood. While we may not often see the largest of our woodpeckers, we can often hear them as they are chopping away. These excavated holes also become good shelter for cavity nesting birds and mammals.

Pileated Woodpecker in Wayland

January 31, 2015

A pileated woodpecker at Heard Farm in Wayland, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
Lisa Eggleston photographed this pileated woodpecker at Heard Farm in Wayland.

Pileated Woodpeckers in Acton

January 3, 2015

Joe Nelson reports seeing four pileated woodpeckers in his Acton back yard.

Birds on Fort Meadow Reservoir in Marlborough

December 8, 2014

An eastern bluebird on Fort Meadow Reservoir in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
An eastern bluebird on Fort Meadow Reservoir in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
An eastern bluebird on Fort Meadow Reservoir in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
Pileated woodpeckers on Fort Meadow Reservoir in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
A mute swan on Fort Meadow Reservoir in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
Ginny Hutchison photographed a mute swan, two pileated woodpeckers and eastern bluebirds on and next to Fort Meadow Reservoir in Marlborough.

Birds in Stow

August 24, 2014

A pileated woodpecker in Stow.
Eastern kingbirds in Stow.
Steve from Stow photographed a pileated woodpecker and eastern kingbirds.

Pileated Woodpeckers in Marlborough

July 20, 2014

Pileated woodpeckers in Marlborough, photographed by Courtney Hutchison.
Pileated woodpeckers in Marlborough, photographed by Courtney Hutchison.
Pileated woodpeckers in Marlborough, photographed by Courtney Hutchison.
Courtney Hutchison photographed these pileated woodpeckers near Fort Meadow Reservoir in Marlborough.

Nature at Fort Meadow Reservoir

July 7, 2014

White-breasted nuthatches near Fort Meadow Reservoir in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
A great blue heron near Fort Meadow Reservoir in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
A pileated woodpecker near Fort Meadow Reservoir in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
A belted kingfisher near Fort Meadow Reservoir in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
A cedar waxwing near Fort Meadow Reservoir in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
A gray squirrel near Fort Meadow Reservoir in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
A great blue heron near Fort Meadow Reservoir in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
Ginny Hutchison photographed white-breasted nuthatches, a great blue heron, a pileated woodpecker, a belted kingfisher, a cedar waxwing and a gray squirrel at Fort Meadow Reservoir in Marlborough.

Nature in Marlborough

June 22, 2014

House sparrows in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
Painted turtles in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
A pileated woodpecker in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
Red-bellied woodpeckers in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
A white-breasted nuthatch in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
Mallards in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
Mallards in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
A European starling in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
Ginny Hutchison photographed the following in and around Fort Meadow Reservoir in Marlborough: house sparrows, painted turtles, pileated woodpecker, red-bellied woodpeckers, white-breasted nuthatch, mallards, European starling.

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