Next to the hummingbird, this beautiful, big daddy of woodpeckers with its funky do comes in a close second on my favorite bird list, and whenever I see one my heart does a little jig. Sorry the photos are not crisp, he was higher up in the tree than the power of my zoom could handle, but at least I was able to capture him.
The very first time I ever saw one was inside my living room. It was sitting on one of the window sills (on the outside), and I was in awe! It was an adult, and I was taken aback by its beauty. Unfortunately, back then I was not into photography, but the image will be forever ingrained in my memory.
Mr. Pileated Woodpecker.....(I believe he is a juvenile because I've seen much larger ones)
World Bird Wednesday