John Hamil Photographs

Pileated Woodpecker

The arrival of a Pileated Woodpecker is usually a much heralded affair. They are large and vocal birds who are not easily intimidated. Their springtime nest building reverberates around the creek like a jackhammer. They forage over a wide range in the Johnson Creek watershed returning to this part of the creek three to four times a year.

Link to Pileated Woodpeckers comings and goings since 2010