Flying Lessons Postcard

A favorite woodpecker in holiday pose

We saved our best yuletide photo for the height of the holidays. We’ve always wanted to make a Christmas card with this scene of a magnificent Pileated Woodpecker picking bright red berries, as if gathering them for a wreath. We never got around to it, until now. We think it’s the perfect shot for the last in our series of bird photos with holiday connections. We came across this woodpecker near Savannah, Ga. At first, he was well up a tree, too far away for a good photo. Then he suddenly flew toward us and took up his position in a nearby berry bush. With a little luck, we caught him at just the right moment. We’re delighted to share this scene in wishing you the best in this precious time of year. 

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