Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Pileated Woodpecker? and two others, all seen in Virginia today


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 rogerVA

rogerVA

    rogerVA

  • New Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 374 posts

Posted 09 June 2012 - 06:18 PM

1. Hoping this is a Pileated Woodpecker? It was very high on the top of a dead tree and it's call seems to match what I've heard online. Wish it would have given me a better view, but beggars can't be choosers.
Posted Image


2. Summer Tanager?
Posted Image


3. An oriole of some sort? I have a couple other photos of it looking quite fluffy..
Posted Image

#2 meghann

meghann

    suprm2001

  • New Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 4,144 posts
  • LocationCSRA, Georgia

Posted 09 June 2012 - 06:21 PM

1.-yes
2.-yes
3.-pass, although a female summer tanager has similar coloring, I think the bill is wrong.

-Army wife, homeschooling mom to 4, photographer, insomniac ninja

Life list: 178

Yard list (old house): 73
Yard list (new house): 71
2014 so far: 143


#3 Kryptos18

Kryptos18

    Kryptos18

  • New Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 8,032 posts

Posted 09 June 2012 - 06:28 PM

That last one looks like a fledgling Orchard Oriole.
Total birds seen: 370
Latest Lifers:
Lark Sparrow, Roseate Spoonbill, Painted Bunting

http://birdingbros.blogspot.com/
Latest Post: Scouting for Scoters

#4 spookyjimjams

spookyjimjams

    Northern and Central California birder

  • New Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 687 posts
  • LocationTracy, California

Posted 09 June 2012 - 07:37 PM

Agreed with Meghann on 1 & 2, and Kryptos on 3.

Lifelist: 240
Latest lifer: Wrentit
I support Ebird.com & the North American Bird Phenology Program!


#5 rogerVA

rogerVA

    rogerVA

  • New Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 374 posts

Posted 09 June 2012 - 07:53 PM

Thanks! So that's a young female Orchard Oriole?

Are Pileated Woodpeckers fairly common here in VA? I'd have loved to got a better look at him/her. I bet they can do some serious tree damage! :)

#6 psweet

psweet

    Advanced Member

  • New Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 16,071 posts
  • LocationNortheast Illinois

Posted 09 June 2012 - 08:34 PM

I would expect Pileated's to be fairly common anywhere in VA with deep forest. They mostly forage on dead trees, and they can really tear them up.

#7 BarnSwallow

BarnSwallow

    Advanced Member

  • New Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 7,869 posts
  • LocationMonkton Maryland

Posted 10 June 2012 - 02:18 AM

Where in VA are you? I've seen/heard them in Front Royal. I'm in MD and they're quite common here, so I'm sure they are in VA too. As psweet said, they forage on dead and dying trees, so they don't damage trees. The only reason they tear up a tree is to get grubs and bugs that have bored into a tree - they're what damages trees.

#8 meghann

meghann

    suprm2001

  • New Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 4,144 posts
  • LocationCSRA, Georgia

Posted 10 June 2012 - 02:41 AM

I saw my first pileated in Virginia, so pretty sure they're common. I saw mine in Gloucester at Beaverdam Park. I hear them a lot more than I see them, though. I have to catch one on camera!

-Army wife, homeschooling mom to 4, photographer, insomniac ninja

Life list: 178

Yard list (old house): 73
Yard list (new house): 71
2014 so far: 143





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users