The Pileated Woodpecker is back.
I’m not sure if this one is a female or male, but every years since we’ve been here at least one of them, and sometimes two spend time making holes in the Maple tree.
There are some dead branches on the tree that we’re planning on having pruned. During the last storm a big dead branch fell from the tree onto the front lawn.
But the tree is still very much alive.
I’m torn about the Pileated Woodpeckers. I love to watch them, hear their “laugh” and the sound of them hammering away on a tree. But I also don’t want them destroying my beautiful Maple.