Imagine my surprise this past Sunday morning when I saw a Pileated Woodpecker in the oak tree outside my window. I hurried to grab my camera and hoped that I'd get at least one decent shot through the double-paned window. I had the pleasure of photographing one of these last April (see here) but hadn't seen or heard any for months. Well, imagine my continued surprise when I took my eyes away from my camera and looked out at the tree to figure out where best to focus when something moved on a limb closer to me. Only then did I realize there were two woodpeckers having lunch in my tree.
The female in the two right photos was the one I saw first. I only got a couple of shots of the male before he flew off. He was closer to my window and I think my movements scared him away. It was certainly a happy morning for me.
Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday.