Oct 222017
 

Just had to share this with someone who would appreciate it! I live in Peterborough at 29 Weller Crescent. Today, October 22, at around 11:00 am, a Pileated Woodpecker landed on the chain link fence and ate the berries from the Virginia Creeper. I was able to watch him for a couple of minutes, and got to within about 20 feet. I was so struck by the perfect colour swatch on his head and the lines on his face. I don’t remember ever seeing one in the 22 years we have lived here. What a gift on a beautiful day! Now, back to cutting down the buckthorns in the woodsy back part of the yard!  Cathy Gogo

We always have Pileated Woodpeckers around our place on Buckhorn Lake. Usually they are on the cedar trees and all those trees are still standing with many holes in them. Tonight, October 6, they were on the maple trees. Curious as to why, but obviously they are finding insects. Wondering how healthy those trees are? Derry Fairweather, Buckhorn Lake
Note: I suspect there are carpenter ants in the maples. This doesn’t mean the trees are dying, however. D.M.

Pileated Woodpecker on maple – Oct. 2017 – Derry Fairweather

Jan 132017
 

Though we have Pileated Woodpeckers in the neighbourhood all year, Tuesday was the first time that I have been able to photograph them feeding at the suet feeder. No doubt this has been going on for some time but did not have to opportunity to be observing at the right time. Truly a magnificent bird.   Bill Snowden, Ennismore

On January 11, I observed a Pileated Woodpecker on the Trent (Peterborough) Campus. I took a picture through an office window.  Julianna Stonehouse

 

Pileated Woodpecker at Trent University – Eileen Oberer

Pileated Woodpecker (male) – Bill Snowden

Jan 022017
 

This female Pileated Woodpecker was in our Peterborough yard on Mark Street twice on December 30. Her visit lasted 30 to 45 minutes each time. Hope you enjoy the photos!

Helen and Larry Keller

Pileated Woodpecker – Dec. 30, 2016 – Mark St. Peterborough – Helen Keller

 

Pileated Woodpecker 2 – Dec. 30, 2016 – Mark St. Peterborough – Helen Keller

Wood chips from Pileated Woodpecker – Dec. 30, 2016 – Mark St. Peterborough – Helen Keller