Young Pileated Woodpecker the day before it fledged.

Posted on Saturday 27 June 2009

Baby Pileated in the Nest

Mad Birder Mary Spencer got this terrific shot of a Young Pileated Woodpecker peeking out of its nest in a poplar tree on Center Fayston Road in Fayston.  Surprisingly the nest was in the middle of a yard where there was frequent human activity.  Mary saw an adult Pileated feed breakfast to the young ones on Wednesday morning June 24th and reported that the nestlings made an amazing amount of noise.  She also noted that this particular “baby” was quite large.  The next day, with no witnesses, the young birds fledged!

Pileated nest

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