I knew the moment I stepped out the door and heard the familiar drumming in the pine tree, who was visiting: The Pileated Woodpecker! He has a big hammer head to make the big noise. I was able to get a few snaps of him before I had to get out of the cold. He was the only bird I caught in the camera today, but he is a fine catch. I have shared below an excerpt from the Wikipedia page on the Pileated Woodpecker. South Texas is still in the grips of Jack Frost with this most unusual cold air. I hope to go out tomorrow as I am getting "cabin fever". Stay warm and Enjoy!
|Male Dryocopus pileatus in a tree|
|Range of D. pileatus|
Distribution and habitat
File:111 Pileated Woodpecker.jpg
John James Audubon (1785–1851)
Plate 111 of the Birds of America by John James Audubon, depicting the Pileated Woodpecker
link to photostudy:
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time!