I thought for a minute we were being invaded by pterodactyls or some strange space creature. The screaming noises from the woods was so loud, it would wake a body up from a dead sleep.
But it wasn't anything all that strange, although when sighted they were beautiful.
We have at least one mating pair of pileated woodpeckers and he was making a big play for the affections of the female. They darted from tree to tree, with her coyly, if something that big can be coy, evading his advances. What a dance they did. Wish it had been light enough to do a video.
I have a photo that I took in another house down in Louisiana where they lived, so that will have to do. Pictures of this pair as soon as I can get them.
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