20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Male Pileated Woodpecker is busy pecking a hole for it's nest.

This tree is in the middle of a bog, providing a very safe place for a Pileated Woodpecker to raise a family. Dad pecks away making the hole large enough to raise his family. When he pecks enough wood chips, he spits them out.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: South Hampton, New Hampshire, New Hampshire, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D5
Copyright: © Katherine Davis