|Pileated Woodpecker @10:30 AM this morning. Picture taken by my friend and next door neighbor, Doris.|
It was amazing as my neighbor Doris and I visited I saw something very large land in the big old tree directly in front of our living room's picture window. The big branches come within just a couple of inches of the house and squirrels daily jump from roof to house and back in play. I thought it a white tailed hawk at first as it blended with the snarl of branches. It was when the stark pointed top notch arose I gasped at the blood red streak it made in my field of vision and Doris and I in unison gasped, "A Pileated Woodpecker!"
It was Doris who thought of the camera and for that I am grateful. I was so thrilled to have him within 3 feet of the window I was aflutter. Quietly I stood from the rocker where I had sat and quietly stepped backward through the dining room towards the kitchen where my camera lay on the kitchen counter. I whispered to Doris, "Is he there?" He was, and we both adjusted our positions for a better view.
|This was my best picture.|