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Eugene, OR

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Don Laufer VIDEOS Fox Sparrow &

Pileated Woodpecker, Jan 19, 2018

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Don wrote:

On my morning walk yesterday (Jan 19, 2018), I could hear a Pileated Woodpecker calling constantly. Eventually I saw it through the trees and hurried over to see if I could get some pictures. When I got near it flew off into the distance but I soon heard another one hammering away on a snag near me. I soon spotted it and as it was ignoring me I was able to photograph at leisure. I then spotted a Fox Sparrow not 10 feet away hunting for food among the leaf litter and paying no attention to me so I was able to also photograph it at leisure. The other woodpecker returned and briefly was on the same snag as the other but seemed to be pretty agitated. It hung around the area for awhile but then flew off. I soon left but the two birds remained.

I only see Pileateds maybe once a year here and this is the first year I've seen Fox Sparrows in the 5 years I've been making almost daily walks here. I was also able to make two videos which I've edited and made a slow motion version of the woodpecker.

Two VIDEOS: One of the Fox Sparrow and the other is a slow-motion video of the Pileated Woodpecker
Fox Sparrow Video
Pileated Woodpecker in Slow Motion Video