I try to have a picture with each of these little messages, blogs, stories or whatever they are, but this time I was not fast enough to take one.
I was grilling butterfly pork chops and turned to go back in the RV to get a plate when I saw a large bird out of the corner of my eye. I looked up and there was a Pileated Woodpecker flying from one tree to another just about 100 feet away. I stepped inside and grabbed my Nikon D60 with a 200 mm lens on it. I walked slowly towards the tree but only got a few steps when he took off for the far beyond. No chance to get a picture.
Hopefully I will get another chance. I believe he came from the woods across the highway where I usually walk and perhaps I will catch up with him there soon. I haven't been walking over there lately because of all the rain. It is really muddy over there with the slightest rain. With the nearly constant rain for the past 3 months, it is really sloppy over there.