|photo courtesy of National Audubon - click to go|
He was hammering away at the tree and I watched him for a while. Sometimes they can be shy but I got a good look at him and remembered what my son told me about them. How their heads are specially designed to withstand the hammering and protect their little brains. That they're the largest woodpecker in the U.S. (except for the Ivory Billed which is likely exinct), they drum to claim territory (I've heard it and it's pretty cool), they hammer to find insects, and their call sounds prehistoric.
How a about you? Seen anything interesting lately?