Friday, January 23, 2015

Pileated Woodpecker's Short Visit!

On January 21, loud drumming and calls from the woods, attracted my attention. It was a sound I was familiar with, but I had not heard since my childhood.

Could it be a Pileated Woodpecker?

I dashed outside to get a closer look. There it was, hopping and flying from tree to tree enthusiastically with it's bright red crest. What a wonderful surprise, as I have never seen one in this area.

Later in the afternoon, it flew overhead, going East, to another part of the neighborhood. 

Unfortunately, I haven't seen or heard it again. 

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