On a snowy day this season, I finally got some decent photos of this woodpecker when I caught her excavating a hole (searching for carpenter ants) in a walnut tree close to the house.
The unique holes that this woodpecker leaves behind (after a meal) become nest cavities and shelter for a variety of other birds and wildlife.
I actually hear this bird more than I see it. Not only drilling holes in trees, but its loud call. - Click below to listen:
Plleated Woodpecker - call
I'd Rather B Birdn'
Wild Bird Wednesday