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