Friendly Neighborhood Pileated

Female Pileated Woodpecker Nikon D7000 ISO 500 400mm f/10 1/1250 sec.

We have several pileated woodpeckers that live in the woods around our house. Personally one of my favorite birds - large, loud and bold. I've had the pleasure to capture them numerous times, but still have on my bucket list getting a good in flight picture to capture all their beautiful markings. The females are easily noted by the gray forehead, while the males' cap extends all the way forward to the beak.