The morning started out very cold after a late afternoon and early evening storm that laid down a thin layer of ice. I just could not believe we were having yet another round of frozen precipitation. The wind chill made it just too cold to go out this morning. By the end of the day most of the ice on hard surfaces had melted although it did not get far above freezing today. Old man winter is holding on hard!
Over the last two weeks, I have seen a Pileated Woodpecker checking out various trees around the yard. This afternoon as I walked out to go put food out for the deer, I grabbed the camera. While still overcast and gray, it had lightened up a bit so thought perhaps I could get a decent shot if I saw it.
I think these are such cool WP's. I love to hear the noise they make.