I want to thank Dori and Harold Scharbor for allowing me to place a blind on their property so that I could photograph these amazing Pileated Woodpeckers.
The average clutch size is four eggs, but can range from one to six. Both parents incubate the eggs. At the time of hatching, the young are naked and helpless. Both parents share in the feeding of the young. The young are fed by regurgitation.
One day I spent 4 hours in my blind watching and photographing these birds when I saw this snake making its way up the tree. I usually don’t interfere with wildlife but this time I did. I removed the snake from the tree and I was keeping my fingers crossed that it would not return.