Birds Behaving Badly! Pileated Woodpecker Fight

Why can’t we Northland residents just be friends?!
 
Yesterday Mr. Snowy Owl and some crows had a fight. Today it was Madam Pileated Woodpecker and a Red Squirrel having an altercation over who belonged in a certain tree. If anyone thinks taking photographs like this one are easy, they’re not! I watched this Pileated Woodpecker for over 1/2 hour in the 20F conditions. I had to first find a bird, and then slowly work my way closer without spooking the woodpecker. 99% of my visit with this bird was boring, but then bang!
 
View a video and images of the Crows attacking the Snowy Owl in yesterday’s post.
Pileated Woodpecker Wings

3 thoughts on “Birds Behaving Badly! Pileated Woodpecker Fight

  1. Beautiful detail of her wings. I know I would not want to be on the receiving end of that beak, which looks pretty fearsome!

  2. We have cabin in northern Wisconsin where we get a couple of pileated at our feeders. They are always fighting with those pesky and aggressive red squirrels!

    1. I am always amazed that the red squirrels, although smaller than Grey squirrels and many birds … are the bully of the forest!

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