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A Sucker for Plumage and Pileateds

Published March 30, 2011
Tags: My Feeders, Pileated Woodpecker, American Goldfinch, American Tree Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, plumage

I've probably seen a Pileated Woodpecker a good 5 or 6 times now, but I think I'll always instinctively grab for my camera whenever I see one! So here's another photo from today's visit along with a few other accompanying species.

Isn't this male American Goldfinch absolutely beautiful?! He's way ahead of his peers in his breeding plumage and so gorgeous that I just had to grab some photos of him too!

Since our American Tree Sparrows will be departing to go further north soon, I find I'm grabbing every photo opportunity of them as well. I'll sure miss their beautiful songs when they're gone, but I look forward to the return of the Chipping Sparrow soon.
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Female Pileated Woodpecker
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Male American Goldfinch - nearly completed molting in to his breeding plumage
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American Tree Sparrow - soon departing to higher ground
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Black-capped Chickadee