Wednesday, September 23, 2009
This magnificent bird is the Pileated Woodpecker. He stands about 18 inches tall. If you are old enough to recall the song WIPE OUT by The Ventures, then you will know what his voice sounds like. The first time we heard his call, we were dumbfounded. It took most of the summer to figure out what was making the noise. Then one day, I heard the maniacal call and looking up, whamo, there he was. Right outside my bedroom window. I can now cross off another item from my bucket list. Only 797,639 to go.