Look who has come for breakfast ….
the pileated woodpeckers come often, but usually at a time when we don’t; get to enjoy their company. They tend to be direct, fast and furious in their flight. The woodpeckers will lap up ants by reaching with their long tongue into crevices, they may also forage on or near the ground, especially around fallen, dead trees, which can contain a smorgasbord of insect life. As you can see our stump has been munched pretty well in the time it has sat on the lawn. This particular guy is a young male, signified by his red stripe down his cheek which is not quite developed yet. – What a lovely visitor!