A Flash of Red

Cruising down the road this afternoon, a flash of red caught my attention. Curious, I turned the car around and discovered this bold, beautiful, pileated woodpecker working away at this rotten tree. Leaving the car, I stood in the middle of the road snapping pictures. When I crossed the double yellow, that was too close for his comfort and he flew off. It’s just as well as I likely would have continued snapping pics until my memory card filled up.

pileated woodpecker in maine

pileated woodpecker

pileated woodpecker

pileated woodpecker

This entry was posted in and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to A Flash of Red

  1. Jody says:

    What a fine specimen! I’ve never seen a pileated woodpecker except in the bird books. How wonderful!

    I’m still working away at many of the felt bird patterns. Loving it! Again, thank you.

You might enjoy these other recent posts...

Small But Mighty on Pigeon Hill

The rain let up for one glorious day this week. After what seemed like a week’s worth of chores, Hannah and I headed to Pigeon Hill. We debated taking Gidget … Continue reading

Happiness on a Rainy Day

I woke last night to the sound of pouring rain. Torrential rain. As I lay there listening, I dreaded morning. I organized the annual Elaine Hill Love a Nurse 5K … Continue reading

Happy to be Home

It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve spent any time here at Downeast Thunder Farm. Life has been a little too crazy. Hannah and I spent a week on … Continue reading

Coming Alive with Spring

It was a glorious Easter Sunday here – rare 74 degrees and sunny for April. Since my partner in crime (Hannah) is off on a trip to New York, I … Continue reading

Dilly the Duck Dilly – A Good Duck

Today is a sad day. It started out lovely with ice out on the sunny side of the pond. The ducks, Dilly, Quackers, Peep and Squeak enjoyed a first spring … Continue reading

The Handsome Hooded Merganser

You had to know that there was a Hooded Merganser duck pattern coming after my photos of a pair at the beaver pond last week. The male is so distinctive … Continue reading