Pileated Woodpecker . . .

Pileated Woodpeckers! Can you hear them pecking on tree trunks high above you?

Bear in Sight

screen-shot-2017-01-17-at-11-48-13-amIn the new and deep snow on the ground where he dropped the block of suet.

The Pileated Woodpecker is the largest breed of woodpecker in the United States .. I would say that the pair living in my woods are about the size of a raven .. very big.  This is the first year they have decided to make my yard their home.  I enjoy watching them and find some of their stunts amazing and others annoying … ie:  they know how to open up my suet cage and take out the whole block. Thus making them a bit annoying, too. They are also pecking some of the younger trees to the point I am not sure they will survive.

screen-shot-2017-01-17-at-11-49-40-amPileated woodpeckers are commonly mistakenly called a “red-headed” woodpecker .. which they are not.  The red on the head is obvious and bright, but they are not “red headed”…

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