Monday, May 30, 2011

Redhead in the woods

We see pileated woodpeckers in the woodlands here in DuPont from time to time, especially along the Puget Sound ridge. They are quick, though, and often very high in the trees. We spotted this female above the Ridgeview Trail. My Audubon guide says that females have a black "moustache" and males have red. Not sure where the moustache is on a creature with a long pointy nose. I think they are more like "chops." More inhabitants of my neighborhood are in my DuPont Nisqually galleries.

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