Pileated Woodpecker in Cottage Grove, MN

by John Peterson
(Cottage Grove, MN)

Went outside to put some mixed seeds and peanuts in the platform feeder for the Blue Jays and scared away by mistake a nice size Pileated Woodpecker from my feeder.


Have not seen him back yet but have suet feeders out so hoping he will be back!!

He looks just like the original "Woody The Woodpecker"!!

John P.

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Oct 13, 2014
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by: John P

Your right Brook, the kids today missed out on the old Woody The Woodpecker cartoons!

Also not any kids get to see a Pileated Woodpecker which is a sight to behold.

Woody returned to our feeder a week ago from this past Saturday and I hope he will return again. What a joy he is to watch with that red crest on his head!!

I have purchased a specially designed suet feeder for him which hangs from my maple tree which has a longer oblong board below for him to prop his tail on.

He has been on it once so I am hopeful he will be back for us to feast our eyes on!!

John P - Cottage Grove, MN

Oct 03, 2014
pileated woodpecker in cottage grove, mn NEW
by: Brook

John, thank you for sharing and particularly the comment about it looking like the "original" Woody. I don't know if kids now days can even connect the cartoon characters to the real birds because they look so generic.

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