Pileated woodpecker

Here’s a short video clip of two pileated woodpeckers I filmed in Naples earlier last fall. 

They are really fun birds to watch at work, and whenever I look at them, I’m struck by thoughts of the ivory billed woodpecker, what it looked like “alive in the flesh” (or rather — feathers), and if they are still out there. 
I heard, but did not see, a pileated woodpecker when I was up in Maryland.  
That speaks volumes of that bird’s range, and also goes to show: there’s more out there than meets the eye. 
The search for the ivory bill continues.
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