When I first started my adventures in birding, the first time I ID’d a Pileated was when one was eating apples in a neighbor’s yard on apple trees that had apples throughout the wintertime. It kept coming back, much to my delight. The remembrance always makes me grin….
From: Tweeters [mailto:<tweeters-bounces...>] On Behalf Of Mike & MerryLynn
Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2018 11:12 AM
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Pileated Woodpecker eating huckleberries
I lived many years in Pennsylvania and our Pileated Woodpeckers would really go after the dogwood berries behind our home - hanging upside down a lot. In between feeding on large pieces of suet straight from the slaughterhouse.