Pileated Dreams

 

Of the Montana woodpeckers, I have to say that the Pileated Woodpecker is by far my fave. Since moving to the Missoula area, I have only caught fleeting glimpses of these impressive ghosts. But that all change this past Friday. Walking around Greenough Park, the Pileated Woodpeckers were calling loudly, and following the sound to the scene, I spent the better of an hour in their company.

Pileated Woodpecker preparing a nest hole

Pileated Woodpecker preparing a nest hole

Vertical Pileated Woodpecker

Vertical Pileated Woodpecker

Flying wood chips

Flying wood chips

The stately Pileated Woodpecker

The stately Pileated Woodpecker

Written by Radd Icenoggle

I am a native Montanan, who has spent a lifetime as an outdoors and wildlife enthusiast. I earned a degree in biology with an emphasis on habitat relations. During my studies, I had the great fortune to research and compose a thesis that explored the effects of slope aspect on...
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