I had a serendipity moment last weekend walking back from Fauntleroy Park. I heard the screech of a woodpecker that could only be a Pileated. Last August one visited our bird feeder and I did some research on how he seemed to resemble Woody Woodpecker the cartoon character. Don’t be disappointed but it was the Acorn Woodpecker he was fashioned after. Here is that post for a little more info on the subject. Woody Woodpecker
At first he was off in the distance on a power pole. As I pulled my camera out he flew right onto the pole next to me. Hallelujah!! Here he is posing for me.
Then he started preening and I got this shot for you to enjoy.