Pileated Woodpecker Chicks (11 Photographs)

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Some time back I showed a series of a male pileated woodpecker cleaning out a nest. As a reminder I have begun this post with another image of that series. The rest of the images were taken over a number of days and there is a bit of a startling ending. Color-casts were the biggest problem I faced in editing these photos. It was complicated by the camera’s handling of the red feathers on the birds. The chicks were very loud before their parent arrived to feed them. And were louder when it left.

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47 responses

  1. Excellent images, Victor!

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    August 12, 2016 at 3:10 am

  2. Wonderful series.

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    August 12, 2016 at 4:25 am

  3. These are just fantastic, Victor. I can imagine how excited you were to capture this series.

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    August 12, 2016 at 4:35 am

  4. Amazing timing on these! They are very cute 😄

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    August 12, 2016 at 6:30 am

  5. Victor, these are really, really, really, excellent. For those of us who don’t have an opportunity to see such things, your photographs are Really Special. Thanks

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    August 12, 2016 at 11:04 am

  6. Fabulous moments you have captured here, Victor, and in such vibrant clarity and colour.

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    August 12, 2016 at 11:54 am

  7. These are great! I have pileated pairs here but I have never seen their nests or their young. I’m glad I got to look at the ones you see.

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    August 12, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    • Thanks. They could nested farther from the trail and we would have missed it.

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      August 12, 2016 at 1:54 pm

  8. Those kids look like real punks! ;D I imagine the light must have been challenging. Nice to see a follow-up.

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    August 12, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    • Thanks. Punks indeed! It was the color cast that was a bother. Spot metering the birds helped with lighting.

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      August 12, 2016 at 3:40 pm

  9. These are amazing!!

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    August 12, 2016 at 4:08 pm

  10. Truly magnificent shots!!

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    August 12, 2016 at 6:41 pm

  11. Very nice!

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    August 13, 2016 at 1:52 am

  12. TPJ

    Now I’m jealous. Great catch and shots.

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    August 13, 2016 at 7:42 am

  13. Fabulous. I really enjoyed these.

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    August 13, 2016 at 8:53 am

  14. Nice series. 🙂

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    August 13, 2016 at 9:02 am

  15. A wonderful series of pictures! 🙂

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    August 13, 2016 at 4:32 pm

  16. Victor, fantastic! What a pair they are! Love how you caught the wood chips flying!

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    August 13, 2016 at 8:47 pm

  17. TZ

    love!

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    August 14, 2016 at 10:28 am

  18. LB

    Wow! Excellent image

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    August 14, 2016 at 11:39 am

  19. Aawwww….beautiful, Victor!

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    August 14, 2016 at 3:22 pm

  20. Truly fantastic, Victor~~

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    August 15, 2016 at 1:39 pm

  21. Stunning pictures!

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    August 16, 2016 at 10:39 pm

  22. Exceptional! A very rare treat.

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    August 20, 2016 at 8:48 am

  23. A beautiful sequence in the life of these chicks. You really captured them so well and the colors are brilliant.

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    November 26, 2016 at 4:51 pm

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