It spent most of it's 3 minute visit "dancing" in the Doug fir, gleaning the small branches for bugs?
The woodpecker has landed! Saturday, June 16, 2012, 11 am - in my back-yard!
Pileated Woodpeckers (PW) aren't common in Redmond, the Eastside or even Puget Sound. But, one dropped in at 0-eleven hundred hours last Saturday for a brief forage onto my backyard wild cherry tree. Front row seats from my second story office window, what more can one ask?
It spent most of it's time bouncing and picking away at the small branches of the Doug fir sapling. Too bad the cherries aren't ripe yet. Maybe this small PW is just learning?