20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Pileated Woodpecker

This is a pileated woodpecker. I live across the street from my daughter and her family in a small town in the Shawnee National Forest. We both love to feed and watch the birds. One spring morning she called me over because a pileated woodpecker was in her backyard. We were thrilled! We watched for awhile taking as many photos as possible. It visited a few times that spring and was so much fun to watch.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Grand Tower, Illinois, United States of America
Camera: COOLPIX P900
Copyright: © Claudia McCarthy