Well, no, actually it has gone to meet its maker.
This is an ex-pileated woodpecker, found in the woods today. It didn’t look damaged, & is a bit smaller than they usually get, so I don’t know what has done it in. Reference book indicates this was probably a female, so presumably a tad smaller than the male.
I hear them all the time around here; Woody Woodpecker was a pileated, & his crazy cackle of cartoon fame is much like the noises they make in the wild. That, & the incessant hammering on trees with that impressive beak.
First stationary one I’ve ever seen though…
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