We were sitting in our family room the other day when my daughter sai9d "huh...that's an interesting bird."My husband David (who used to be a Park Ranger.....fun fact) looked outside and said it was a Pileated Woodpecker.

I saw my first one when my husband and I were walking through the woods up north, and this woodpecker was HUGE.  and since then I have become an avid fan of the Pileated Woodpecker.   They are a beautiful bird that are usually the size of a crow,but some can be bigger.   The Pileated Woodpecker can grow to around 19 inches in lengthen with a wingspan of up to 29 inches and weigh up to 12 pounds.   They are easy to spot with white stripes down its back and a flaming-red crest.  You will usually hear them before you see them.

I tried taking a video, but since you see no video here you can guess how that turned out.l  :(

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