Friday, April 4, 2014
A Pileated Woodpecker Pays a Visit
The tree must have housed quite a cache of carpenter ants--the Pileated's main source of sustenance--to rationalize all of this chopping.
The long corridor of preserved Princeton Ridge woodland, which began with the Veblen's initial donation of 85 acres in 1957 and continues to be built on through local initiative, makes excellent habitat for these impressive birds.
This link should take you to photos of baby Pileateds poking their heads out of similar holes.
Posted by Steve Hiltner