Pileated Woodpeckers in Waukesha County on February 8, 2022

While out birding in Waukesha County I came across a pair of Pileated Woodpeckers. A male and female moved through a small hardwood forest area quickly in search of insects. Way to early for nesting, in a short time they had left the area. A nice day with warmer temps expected but it was still 24 degrees at this time. Images were taken on February 8, 2022.

The Pileated Woodpecker, a male in search of insects…

Male…

Climbing around on different trees this female in search of insects…

Finding things to eat, the female…

Female…

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

3 Responses to Pileated Woodpeckers in Waukesha County on February 8, 2022

  1. Kurt says:

    Great shots of a great bird. As a backyard birder this species has been on my list for years. I had a female hunting for food at the back of my property, about 100 ft away. She allowed a few doc-shots but nothing worth bragging about. Yours are worth a brag or two… were you in the Mukwonago area?

  2. Carla TePaske says:

    One of our favorites. I like the trick of identifying the male, he has a red mustache.

  3. Laura Wentz says:

    Super sharp photos! It’s always fun to see what kind of birds you’re seeing out in your travels.

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