Earthling Siblings play and fight… they are NOT Food!
Many of you will know the Pileated Woodpecker is one of my favorite Birds. In Forest without feeders to lure them they are often shy and stick to the highest Trees. I often spot them after hearing their wonderful chicken cackle call or very loud pecking on Trees. Today it was pecking that caught my attention as I was heading home. I looked up in a nearby Tree and saw a flash of red. My first thought was that it was a Red-Bellied Woodpecker, I was happy to discover a Juvenile Pileated Woodpecker busy looking for a meal. After a few minutes it flies over to a very large Oak Tree. I hiked up the hill to discover two male Pileated Woodpecker high above me. Two! It was wonderful to watch them jostling for control over Tree territory and pecking rights.
Later one flew off and I decided I had…
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