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Mystery bird

We recently spotted this bird in our back yard. Kathie regularly observes the birds in the yard and has never seen this one before. In fact, we’ve never seen it since, either. I was lucky enough to get a couple pretty good photos of it before it took off for other locales. It’s a large bird, probably standing close to a foot tall from head to toe. If anyone knows what it is, feel free to leave a comment here on the blog!

Edit: Thanks to Valerie for pointing out that this is a pileated woodpecker. The red head originally made me think “woodpecker” (no, really!) but I had no idea they were so big, so I dismissed the idea.


1 Comment

  1. Valerie
    May 30, 2007

    That’s a pileated woodpecker, Chris and I used to get them all the time in Maryland. Very distinctive, can’t miss them once you know :-)