Saturday, January 07, 2012

Pileated Woodpecker


I had heard we had them in the neighborhood but today I finally saw them in our backyard! During breakfast Kate noticed one pileated woodpecker.


A few minutes later Erik saw the second one.


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Wendy said...

Aren't they cool? We had one that frequently visited a tree behind our house there- to the point it created enough damage to it that the upper 40 feet or so came crashing down during a strong wind! My understanding is that the woodpecker is only going after the carpenter ants that would've killed the tree eventually anyway. We see them regularly here too.