Ahh yes, there it is, a Pileated Woodpecker! So often I hear their calls around our house, yet I sit there, drinking my coffee, and just listen. On this particular morning I decided to go outside and take a walk around to see if I could actually spot one with my camera.
Darned if my camera didn't want to cooperate!
But finally I had some success. . .
Not only was there one, but there were two PW's flying around the yard! Only once have I seen two at the same time. Their call is unmistakable and due to their size they usually aren't too tough to pick out. Getting up close and personal is another thing. For some reason they seemed to be a bit camera shy. Every time I'd sneak up on one it would fly off to another tree. Oh but to see the bird in flight is a beautiful thing.
And on that same morning I decided to take a drive just to see who else was up and around