Over the week, a pair of Pileated WPs have been hanging around and checking out the trees. Normally they fly the minute you zero in on them. Late this afternoon one came in the yard and was so focused on working a tree limb I was able to slip out quietly and get some shots.
I suppose it was the mate to this one was a little farther back in the woods and kept calling. Every now and then this one would lean back and let out a call.
The wind was really blowing the tree tops around this afternoon but didn't seem to bother the bird at all. I think I was getting the case of motion queasies just watching through the camera viewfinder.