The Pileated Woodpecker is elusive, mostly traveling high in the tree tops resulting in partially obscured and too distant photographs. This one entertained me close up for about ten minutes.
I was afraid I would scare him off if I moved to get better shots so I took what I could from where I first spotted him.
After he flew off into the tree tops I waited, listening to him work on the trees. I was hoping he would repeat his path as birds sometimes do, but it wasn’t to be.
Edited 12/24/2017 to correct spelling of Pileated Woodpecker.