Pileated Woodpeckers Hammer



I have been watching the Pileated Woodpeckers hammer this tree for a few days now. This tree is nearly rotten and appears to be full of beetles. They continue to whittle this tree to eat the beetles.

base of tree pileated woodpeckers

I have seen two Pileated Woodpeckers on this time at the same time, male and female. Every time I try to sneak up to take pictures of them on this tree they fly away. All of my pictures were blurry so I don’t have a picture to share with you.

You can see a previous post I did on the Pileated Woodpecker last year, click this link Pileated Woodpecker 🙂 Below is a picture that I took last year.

beautiful pileated woodpecker

The pileated woodpecker is the largest woodpecker and is very beautiful!

pileated woodpeckers destroy tree

They can really destroy a tree in no time at all.

Enjoy your weekend!



30 thoughts on “Pileated Woodpeckers Hammer

  1. How energetic they are! They have certainly left their mark on that tree. You seem very affectionate to these creatures whose purpose is to destroy wood 😉 So glad there are no beetles in your beautiful walnut boards! WG

  2. A beauty. We get Green and Spotted woodpeckers, both of which have caused the semi- demise of our pussy willow tree… still, I do love hearing and seeing them!

    • Hi Cathy, They are very beautiful! I had to go look up the green and spotted woodpecker, would that be the Great Spotted Woodpecker you are talking about? They are beautiful too! Never seen one of these in person, only pictures!

      • Yes, the Great Spotted Woodpecker – it is not as common as the Green ones though, which can be seen all spring and summer picking ants out of our lawn! Funny how the prettiest birds seem to be the rarest!

        • I did more research on both the Green woodpecker and the Great Spotted woodpecker, they are very beautiful and native to Europe. I agree, the rarest birds are the prettiest!

  3. Oh my they can make quick work out of a tree! Hope your weekend is going well too. Blessings, Natalie 🙂

    • Thank you, took me a long time to get that picture! 😉 I spotted a few more trees like this one on my hike Saturday, I could hear Pileated Woodpeckers but didn’t see them. They are so fast and don’t like people around.

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