For our Levergunners from the South.....

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.45colt
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Hello All, two weeks ago We went to stay in the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee . We were gifted a small sum to pay for a big A frame log cabin for a week for the whole Family our Kids and Grandkids.. one day while all the kids and Adults went into Gatlinburg I stayed back sitting on the big back porch that overlooked a flowing creek. about 60' down the bank was a rotten stump . I saw a flash and the biggest Woodpecker I have ever seen went to work on it. here in Ohio I have seen hundreds of big Pileated Woodpeckers. this one was bigger and brighter colored , His head was solid Red. He didn't hang around long.
So I get home and look them up , and it was an "Ivory Billed Woodpecker" . what I have found out is they are near extinction .
Anybody else ever seen one? How I wish I could have gotten some pictures of it. He looked like something from a Disney Cartoon.
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That's what I call being in the right place at the right time.... 8) beautiful bird I hope their numbers recover.
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That’s cool 😎
We have pileated all around us. We love their call.
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Cool.
Beautiful bird.

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Thanks for the replies. that bird was so cool looking I was just about in shock. My Wife got some pictures on Her cell phone but by that time it was much further away.
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Very cool.
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They have also been called the "Oh My God Bird", because that is what people usually say when they see one. A friend and I saw one 50 years ago in the Congaree Swamp, in a time when they were saying it was long gone.
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