On Sunday I went for my favorite walk.....I love walking through UVIC's Gardens it's so nice. Although I was expecting to see exciting things I wasn't expecting this!! I heard a Knock Knocking sounds telling me we had a visitor here. I was thinking Oh a Hairy Woodpecker or perhaps a Downy Woodpecker...NO to my great surprise it was a Pilated Woodpecker our larges Woodpecker on the Island. Unfortunately everyone the great morning light was already past...so these pictures had to have large modifications with exposer because of the bright sun light. Plus my angles are something to be desired. I'm happy with these shots...but the action shot in the middle is still a wee bit blurry....but what can ya do....Woodpeckers are not known to stay still while they peck for grubs and bugs are they. LOL I think at one point I asked to stay still for a minute please...It did stop and look right at me...but turned quickly to finish what it was looking for...I laughed out loud when I saw that it was listening to me talking to myself. I was extremely amused.
In this last shot the Woodpecker suddenly turned it's head as if being called and flew away. The action was very noticable it took me by surprise.