Pileated Woodpecker In Yosemite
I came across this Pileated Woodpecker 5 feet off of the road driving to Housekeeping Camp which is located in the valley of Yosemite National Park.
She was working a cedar tree as I drove up, I was so excited to finally see a Pileated Woodpecker in person that I pulled over, parked and followed her to another tree.
She sat a few feet away focused on chipping away at the bark and eating. My presence was ignored and I was able to observe her for about ten minutes.
They are the largest of the woodpecker species measuring 16 " in length.
Taken on May 5, 2012
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