Walking the Rotary Trail on Sunday I had the privilege to see a Pileated woodpecker at a very close range. I was taken by its beautiful red crown and black and white eye markings. This large bird was feeling his oats and acted very comically bouncing around on an old tree stump. Too bad the proposed Parkway will interfere with it’s nesting habits. He’s been breeding here for years.

Location: Rotary Trail
Observer: Barb Evett

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.