Pileated Woodpecker – 10/24/20

Observer: Faith Berkland

Observation Date: 10/24/20

Observation Time: 3:55 p.m.

Observation Location: 302-296 Mansfield St., Sharon

Common Name: Pileated Woodpecker

Scientific Name: Dryocopus pileatus

Comments: Unfortunately I did not get a picture. However, this was very recognizable for the loud call, the large white spot under its wings when it flew from tree to tree and its pointy crest. I only briefly made out the coloring of its crest but unmistakable nonetheless. Much larger than the other woodpeckers in the area, flickers, red bellies, downy, hairy etc.

More Information: Audubon Guide to N. American Birds