251877687 1 Jeanette Rucker Bnb Bypc2020

Updated: May 26, 2021

Pileated woodpecker on American Pokeweed plant in Magnolia Texas taken with my Sony DSC-HX400V. When I hear the loud thump, thump, thump, I know the pileated woodpecker is close by in the trees. They are quite shy and fly away as soon as they notice me. I didnǃˆ — •t hear a thump but a birdǃˆ — •s call and the pokeweed moving around. I was excited to see this juvenile pileated woodpecker jumping from branch to branch enjoying the summer day.

pileated woodpeckerCourtesy Jeanette Rucker