My Biggest Woodpecker Surprise

by marie
(Vancouver, b.c. Canada)

I live in Burnaby, British Columbia, a suburb of Vancouver, not rural at all, freeways and busy roads nearby, highrises mixed with houses and commercial nearby. But there are forests and greenbelts within a few miles. I live in a three story apartment complex and have suet feeder and 2 peanut feeders on my balcony on 2nd floor.


I have lots of Chickadee visitors, also Northern Flickers, Nuthatches and Juncoes. But my biggest surprise is a male Pileated Woodpecker that likes my wire mesh peanut feeder. He has been coming for a few days now, but is a new visitor. He was not here last year, but I sure hope he stays around. I can come within 3 feet of the window and he is unafraid and keeps eating.

What an amazing and beautiful bird ! There are evergreens around this property and across the street where he flies off to. I sure hope he stays around.

Marie

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Nov 14, 2015
my biggest woodpecker surprise NEW
by: Brook

Marie, I can image! What a thrill to have such a wonderful new bird! I hope he stays for you too.

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