Hanging upside down

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I spent a few minutes at Chesnut Park in mid-January watching this crazy pileated woodpecker hanging upside down on the tree. He was banging away and ignoring me. They are so much fun to watch.  In the 3rd and last picture you can see his tongue hanging out. Looks like he’s licking the bark. What does bark taste like?  I imagine it taste like dirty oatmeal.

7 thoughts on “Hanging upside down

  1. I’ve never gotten a good picture of a pileated. See one from time to time in my neighborhood, but they are pretty skittish, and when not being skittish, they move around a lot. So kudos for all these fine shots. You’re right. They are fun to watch.

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