Pileated Woodpecker and Lots of Green Today
Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
Today I got out to beat the midday rain on the Sequalitchew Creek Trail in Dupont, WA. I managed 3 first-of-the-year species and great looks at lots of others. The highlight of the day though was the Pileated Woodpecker above who was just destroying the top of a large snag. I'm not sure if he was making a nest cavity, or just feeding, but he stayed on this one spot for over 30 minutes.
The emerging greenery was the other highlight. These Licorice Ferns Polypodium glycyrrhiza were everywhere.
This Pacific Wren Troglodytes pacificus was the only one I saw, but they were if full song seemingly in every direction.
In contrast to the nature, I also liked the graffiti in the tunnel under the railroad tracks at the end of the trail.
Good birding! Good day!