Oh I like rainy days~! You can stay inside and play. Today I looked up Piliated woodpecker on the internet and up came the big bird. 16.5" wing span 29" weighs 10 oz. That's a pretty big bird. Considering a Cardinal weighs 1.6 oz.
My daugter, Tracie and I went geocaching (www.geocaching.com) in our area last Sunday. In the woods I heard this LOUD pounding sound. Tracie said "What was that?" I told her it had to be the Piliated Woodpecker. It sounded like a hammer hitting a metal building. We looked toward the noise and sure enough there was the big bird getting bugs from the trees. Did you know that these birds tongues wrap around their brains so they don't come loose? Picture this : they lose their tongues they lose their brains. Oh my. Not good.
Had a great time reading and looking at all the pictures that are posted for the piliated woodpecker.