Winter is here! The big woodpeckers have returned to demolish some of our more insect ridden tree branches. This is a pileated woodpecker, and we have a pair of them that come visit every year. She is in this photo, but hidden around one of the stalks of bamboo. They are large and love our rotten jacaranda tree.
They have a very distinct and very loud call that echoes through the yard and we all know when they have returned to roost.