Pileated Woodpeckers Sparring with Sharpshinned Hawk

Pileated Woodpeckers Sparring with Sharpshinned Hawk

1 Minding my own business watching songbirds

2. Here comes trouble, a Pileated Woodpecker with his parents hanging around

3. Better get them talons ready

4. He’s asking for it

5 ready, set…

6 go

7 I’m coming

8 Dang, missed, but there’s another one

9 and here comes another one

10 Spotted

11 Just act like nothing is going on

12 eye contact

13 how come he’s not running away?

14 I will eat you

15 Playing chicken

16 giving up

17 chase is on

18 out maneuvered

19 wew, that was close

20 maybe I should tease him some more

21 better watch out buddy

22 getting closer

23 showing off

24 landing

25 watching you

26 There’s another one

27 yep, our whole family is here

28 being sneaky

29 being watched

30 uh oh…

31 oh crap

32 quick move

33 safe

34 ya I have a weapon too

35 next time buddy

About Dave Tackett

Dave Tackett is from Sterling Illinois. An avid fisherman since childhood, he has fished all over the Midwest, mainly the Mississippi River pools 8-19. His home waters are pools 13 & 14. After fishing Bass tournaments for many years, he gave it up to fish for Walleye year round. He now guides and fishes for fun. He likes to take photos of the scenic places he visits on the river and likes to keep a video camera running to get footage for his Walleye DVDs. Photography is now where he most of his time working, using professional DSLR cameras and lens. These photos include landscape around the Mississippi River and the Rock River, river birds like eagles heron, egrets etc.
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