Sunday, October 21, 2007

Woody Woodpecker Stops By



I was washing the many utensils, etc. I dirtied while making chocolate chip scones for breakfast this morning (it was worth it!) when something large flying across the backyard caught my eye. When I realized what it was, I called dh, who loves birds and particularly the pileated woodpecker, which he'd heard was common up here but had not seen for himself until today.

It is around 15" tall, and it spent quite a while going rat-a-tat-tat on the tree, long enough for dh to get some video. The kids got a kick out of Woody, too.

2 comments:

Leslie said...

Can you share the recipe?

Janet said...

I love birding, and especially pileated woodpeckers! We had a family that nested near our house one summer and I LOVED it! Great pic!