Thursday, October 6, 2011

Pileated Woodpecker a Whitetail Buck & Doe and Something a Bit Haunting...

I have been tormented by this Pileated Woodpecker for the longest time. Many times I would be out in the yard and would hear his calls. I'd grab my camera in hopes I would get a photo opportunity but would be evaded by him every time. This time however, I caught him as I turned into my driveway. It's all in the luck of the draw. The Whitetail Buck was spooked as I crept through the woods. Not much time for photos but I was able to snap off a couple. The Whitetail doe... I was lookin' back at her to see if she was lookin' back at me... And she was.  OK... The last photo is veerrrry interesting. I rolled into the battlefield park as I have done many many times throughout the years. Being a place where many civil war soldiers were killed and being the month if Halloween, I believe I captured an image of a civil war spirit. Hmmm... Not so sure, but it's fun to ponder.

Pileated Woodpecker...
Pileated Woodpecker...
Whitetail Buck...
Whitetail Buck...
Whitetail Doe, lookin' back at me...
Ooooo...   Can you see him? He's lookin' atcha...
 

9 comments:

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Larry! GREAT shots!! I love the Pileated woodpeckers too and hear them around us, but I haven't gotten nearly enough pictures of them either--They are camera shy at times, aren't they--Unlike the ghost in your last shot--That's cool! :-)

Steve Ferendo said...

Perhaps the spirit of...well who can say? I really like the Woody Woodpecker shots. They aren't easy to get.

TexWisGirl said...

i love the doe shot. and the pileated too. not sure about the spirit, but i never count out the possibility...

grammie g said...

HI Larry...Those Pialated Woodpecker have beaten the dickens out of a dead maple tree in the front yard, but to get a photo's ia a pain ...but you did it..good going!!
The Doe looking over her back is wonderful..precious face!! : }

Okay I have a great imagination...but this time I can't find what you see...so it has to be a invisable ghost!!
I need some hints!! : }}

Larry Ostby said...

Kim, Steve, Theresa, thank you for the comments. :)

Grace, thank you.
If you look at the tree in the middle of the photo, there is a face. Two eyes a nose and a mouth.

Samantha said...

Hey, great time of year for the ghost to show up!

I am SO jealous of the pileated!!! CONGRATS!

Larry Ostby said...

Thank you Sam :)

Hookin It With Mr. Lick Lick said...

And it's smiling! :o) Love the doe shot.

Joe said...

Love watching the Pileated Woodpeckers.