Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Pileated Woodpeckers at Mountain Lakes
The FOPOS summer intern and I saw a pair of pileated woodpeckers at Mountain Lakes Preserve yesterday, flying low to the ground from tree to tree, lingering nowhere for long. These is the largest woodpecker species in the eastern U.S., unless one believes that the ivory billed woodpecker still lives in remote forests of the south. This is my second sighting of a pair of these impressive birds at Mountain Lakes in four years.