Pileated Woodpecker

This large beautiful bird is a frequent visitor in Calabogie.

pileated woodpecker watercolour

Pileated Woodpecker – walercolour by Nancy Leigh-Smith


I did this watercolour from a photograph I took last summer.

Many trees in the area bear the marks of  their foraging.

damaged tree

Pileated woodpecker damaged tree

These photographs are of a tree that I can see from the window of my cottage.  A Pileated  Woodpecker visited this tree and one nearby  frequently  earlier this winter.

hole in tree

Hole in tree made by Pileated Woodpecker





Posted on March 29, 2014, in Cross Training, Watercolours and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Cynthia Graham

    Luv your colour choices!

  2. I’m on a mission to photograph a Pileated Woodpecker this summer! I’ve seen them, but never got a good shot. This is beautiful!

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