First sighting of this native bird!
|(Photo: National Park Service)|
We had a fairly good look at him. I'm certain that he was a pileated woodpecker, not a red-bellied or red-headed woodpecker. I checked the range map, and we are within an area where it's very possible a pileated would be overwintering or even breeding.
It was a great thrill to see a pileated woodpecker. I've seen them in pictures, of course, but before today, never n real life!