Pileated Woodpecker

Dryocopus pileatus

ML60089451



eBird Checklist S37342381
Merwin Nature Preserve--North of Mackinaw River
McLean, Illinois, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 40.6662, -88.8988 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

I got good views of two birds roughly 1/4 apart. The first was a male, feeding on a log near the top of the river bluff. The second was a female, feeding along trees that lined a side creek. Neither was particularly friendly, but a did manage a couple of long range shots of the female. I also spoke to another birder who had photographed them earlier this spring. I listened to them call back and forth to one another for the better part of an hour and believe that they are resident to these woods. Will be fun to follow and see if young birds appear later this summer.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D
Lens model
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/250 sec
ISO
500
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
472KB
Dimensions
1521 x 1357

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