Pileated Woodpecker

I was making my way back home, walking on the side road when I saw a friend walking toward me on the other side. I crossed over to chat, as we were conversing, I looked down the slope. There, at the bottom of a tree was a Pileated Woodpecker, our largest woodpecker. It was the closest I had gotten to this bird, so close that I had a problem getting all of it in the frame. If I moved back, branches of other trees would be in my way. I spent five minutes trying to get a good picture of it. It stayed on the far side of the tree, occasionally coming into view. As it did, I would try quickly to get a picture of it. It's a beautiful large bird, with a bright red crest. I was happy with the images I was able to capture before it flew away from the tree.

Until next moment