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Pileated Woodpecker

Posted by David Assmann on August 10, 2022 at 8:13 pm
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This Pileated Woodpecker was actively excavating a log on the Cataract Trail in the Mount Tamalpais State Park in Marin County, California on July 26, 2022. Although I’ve birded along this trail many times, this was the first time this elusive woodpecker allowed me close-up views. The largest woodpecker in North America, the Pileated Woodpecker was the inspiration for the Woody Woodpecker cartoon.