Saturday, October 15, 2011

Through my kitchen window: A Pileated Woodpecker

Andy and I were both in the basement the other day when we heard a loud thud from upstairs.  It sounded like something had fallen up there.  Andy went to check it out, and called for me to come and see what it was.  This bird was pounding at the porch post.  It's a pileated woodpecker.   I think I've heard them in the woods from time to time, but I've never seen one before. 


  1. They are beautiful, but they can really damage your trees, etc. So be careful if he is on a post you wish to keep. You may need to do something to deter him.

    Hope your folks' health is staying stable for now. We continue to pray for you and them.

  2. Beautiful! I have yet to see a woodpecker here; I miss them.