Forest bird spotted in Wilmington


This Pileated Woodpecker is visiting a backyard bird feeder in a neighborhood near the Wilmington College campus and its Frank O. Hazard Arboretum. The Pileated Woodpecker is one of the biggest, most striking forest birds on the continent, according to the All About Birds website. It’s nearly the size of a crow, black with bold white stripes down the neck and a flaming-red crest. Pileated Woodpeckers are bigger than Red-headed Woodpeckers, which have a rounded, solid red head. A typical adult Pileated Woodpecker is 16.5 inches with a wing span of 28 inches. Pileated Woodpeckers sometimes visit backyard bird feeders, especially for suet as is the case here.

This Pileated Woodpecker is visiting a backyard bird feeder in a neighborhood near the Wilmington College campus and its Frank O. Hazard Arboretum. The Pileated Woodpecker is one of the biggest, most striking forest birds on the continent, according to the All About Birds website. It’s nearly the size of a crow, black with bold white stripes down the neck and a flaming-red crest. Pileated Woodpeckers are bigger than Red-headed Woodpeckers, which have a rounded, solid red head. A typical adult Pileated Woodpecker is 16.5 inches with a wing span of 28 inches. Pileated Woodpeckers sometimes visit backyard bird feeders, especially for suet as is the case here.


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This Pileated Woodpecker is visiting a backyard bird feeder in a neighborhood near the Wilmington College campus and its Frank O. Hazard Arboretum. The Pileated Woodpecker is one of the biggest, most striking forest birds on the continent, according to the All About Birds website. It’s nearly the size of a crow, black with bold white stripes down the neck and a flaming-red crest. Pileated Woodpeckers are bigger than Red-headed Woodpeckers, which have a rounded, solid red head. A typical adult Pileated Woodpecker is 16.5 inches with a wing span of 28 inches. Pileated Woodpeckers sometimes visit backyard bird feeders, especially for suet as is the case here.

This Pileated Woodpecker is visiting a backyard bird feeder in a neighborhood near the Wilmington College campus and its Frank O. Hazard Arboretum. The Pileated Woodpecker is one of the biggest, most striking forest birds on the continent, according to the All About Birds website. It’s nearly the size of a crow, black with bold white stripes down the neck and a flaming-red crest. Pileated Woodpeckers are bigger than Red-headed Woodpeckers, which have a rounded, solid red head. A typical adult Pileated Woodpecker is 16.5 inches with a wing span of 28 inches. Pileated Woodpeckers sometimes visit backyard bird feeders, especially for suet as is the case here.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/04/web1_woodpecker_c-2.jpgThis Pileated Woodpecker is visiting a backyard bird feeder in a neighborhood near the Wilmington College campus and its Frank O. Hazard Arboretum. The Pileated Woodpecker is one of the biggest, most striking forest birds on the continent, according to the All About Birds website. It’s nearly the size of a crow, black with bold white stripes down the neck and a flaming-red crest. Pileated Woodpeckers are bigger than Red-headed Woodpeckers, which have a rounded, solid red head. A typical adult Pileated Woodpecker is 16.5 inches with a wing span of 28 inches. Pileated Woodpeckers sometimes visit backyard bird feeders, especially for suet as is the case here. Submitted photo