You know that Fall is right around the corner in the Northwoods when the Pileated Woodpeckers start tearing apart trees.
They want to grab as many bugs as they can before Winter sets in and all they have to depend on is the suet that I leave out for them.
And it doesn’t take long for them to totally deface a tree.
Luckily, this one came down a few days later so I don’t have to look at it any more.
For such a big bird, they are so skittish (kinda like Thor), always hearing the tiniest sound.
In this case, it was probably me.
As long as they stay across the road with their demolition, I’m perfectly fine with having them around.
With their awkward movements, they bring a little comic relief when the Winter blues set in.