Friday, November 21, 2014

MA - biggest and best yard visitor 11/21

Pileated Woodpecker - our yard, Northfield, Franklin Co., MA. November 21st, 2014.

Not especially rare but always a thrill to see. The woodland along the Connecticut River in Franklin County seems to be especially good for them. This brute turned up in our yard on a frigid afternoon. The Canon 400mm prime came into its own here, the bird was about 35 meters away and the shots taken through the kitchen window!

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