Monday, December 21, 2015

Pic of the Day

Pileated Woodpecker, Dryocopus pileatus:
Horse Cove; near Gurley, Alabama
     This was shot in my front yard back in 2006.  A pair of birds nested in a dead pine about 300 feet from the house.  I spent quite a bit of time photographing the pair.  Pileated are a common bird on my property, though this is the only nest I have ever found on my 15 acres tract.  I will look for nest this coming April.  If I find a nest, you, the viewers of my blog will be the first to know.

Nikon D200, Nikkor 500mm f/4 with 1.4X Teleconverter, 1/50 second @ f/7.1