No Pileated Woodpecker seen for two years. When I became conscious of that fact I was wishing that I would see them, and lo and behold, I saw two, both together, a few weeks ago.
Today is typical winter weather, meaning the temperatures have dropped to minus 20’s. My skeptical friends at lunch said there would be no birds out and I replied that I thought there was a good chance to see them since they needed to eat all the time to keep their body heat up.My friend Diane and I made a trip to the park on the south side of the river and stopped at two places where they usually feed. We saw the Chickadees, a pair of Red-breasted Nuthatches and then a pair of Pileated Woodpeckers. Funny how when I saw the latter, (good seeing, Diane!) I completely disregarded the biting wind, at least temporarily while I happily pursued the birds with my camera.
I got my wish and I am a happy birder today.
Male and Female Pileated Woodpeckers
Male Downy Woodpecker
Female Pileated Woodpecker