Around noon today my wife and I saw a Pileated Woodpecker at Ed Grenfell Park.  I don’t often see one on the valley floor here in Yamhill County.  This one came flying in, screaming as he arrived.  Landed on a tree leaning over Baker Creek at Ed Grenfell Park.  Soon it flew into the thick woods bordering the park’s west side and continued to sound off from there.

I had foolishly violated one of my own personal birding rules:  Camera–never leave home without one.  No photo.  Evidence that some rules based on experience actually make sense.

Baker Creek Road, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Oct 21, 2019
4 species

Pileated Woodpecker  1
American Kestrel  2
Steller’s Jay  1
American Crow  40

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