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  1. jmepler

    Pileated woodpecker

    You would be surprised how many times someone perpetrates just this sort of thing. We have learned to be skeptical, especially with something so completely unlikely. Not long ago there was someone that posted a picture of both a Northern Cardinal and a Red-bellied Woodpecker on their backyard...
  2. jmepler

    Pileated woodpecker

    From what I can find, if what you saw was in fact a Pileated Woodpecker, it would be not only the first record in Great Britain, but the first record in the entire Western Palearctic. If it was a Pileated Woodpecker, it would almost certainly be an escapee from a zoo or aviary, and not a...