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
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
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