This is a video thanks to Louise who made these sweaters and sent them to Maine with a dear handwritten note. They will be very useful in the first cold weeks of kidding season come spring 2019 and Martin, Edgar and Hector loved trying them on for a little fashion show as thanks to you today!
Pileated Woodpecker father and son. Father is using a traditional sounding board to drum on. This drumming can be heard throughout forests this time of year. If you look closely you can see worn peck marks in this piece of branch. The sound is tuned just right. Note the son is almost as big as dad but has a orange sort of Mohawk crest spiky crest and not all the flight feathers are completely in. Their nest was deep in the jungle behind the Backyard and I could not find it among the many large pine trees.