Monday, January 12, 2009

Another common year bird

Well, it's snowing.  Again.  3-5 inches they say. Ah well. I think we might break the seasonal record this year. The Dec snowfall record was already broken.  Last year's seasonal record was 100" of snow.  Let's see if we top that this year. 

I added one more year bird today. One more common bird that I should have had days ago. Interestingly enough, I've never photographed it.  
Pileated Woodpecker (and yes it's Pileated as in "Pill" not like "Pie").
Pileated Woodpecker is the largest woodpecker in the USA that is currently accepted by the ABA records committee.  They live primarily in the Eastern USA but do have a northern range that stretches as far north and west as British Columbia and California.  They can also be found in Northern Idaho and Northwest Montana.  They are a non-migratory ABA area endemic. 

Interesting to think of our birds as Endemics, but some of them are.  See if you can name them all. :D 

Happy Birding! 

1 comment:

Brendan F. said...

http://www.birds.cornell.edu/crows/birdname.htm

There aren't many smarter than Kevin McGowan. "Pie"-leated isn't wrong to him.