Monday, March 2, 2015

Pileated Woodpecker

Yesterday we were thrilled to find this guy in our snowy backyard:

He's a pileated woodpecker, the bird we always hoped to see feeding on the suet when we spent time at my grandparents' cabin. Bad news: There's a good chance he's feeding on emerald ash borer, which will undoubtedly destroy the ash trees in our backyard. Good news: Woodpeckers will have plenty of food until the trees have to come down.

1 comment:

  1. beautiful! (i'm hoping he's hunting something else and your trees live long happy lives. :) )