A young adult Pileated Woodpecker visited the Oak Trees in my front yard and my next-door neighbor’s yard yesterday morning. This is the first Pileated Woodpecker I have seen in my three months of living in Florida.
Pileated Woodpeckers are among the larger of the woodpeckers. Like most woodpeckers, the Pileated Woodpeckers like Oak Trees a lot. Oaks provide Acorns as well as a variety of insect larvae and also sometimes provide shelter within hollowed-out tree trunks for these birds. There are many Live Oaks in my neighborhood. I had only seen a Downy Woodpecker here but my hubby has heard the distinctive call of the Red-headed Woodpecker so I expect that this Pileated Woodpecker has woodpecker companions of several kinds. I took these pictures on June 25, 2013 from my front yard. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!