Sunday, February 28, 2010

Pileated Woodpecker

I felt honoured to see a pileated woodpecker swoop through the trees in the ravine today.  I sat in the kitchen and looked out the window for at least a half hour as it banged away at a tree.  Pieces of wood went flying through the air as it loudly smacked its head up against the trunk, leaving a huge gauge behind when it flew away. 

Alex and I tried to catch our visitor on camera but it was just a bit too far away, so we enjoyed the view with binoculars.

The You Tube clips are from other admirers....

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