Last week I posted several photos of birds that had come to my bird feeder following a recent snow fall. This week I am featuring the star of the show, the piliated woodpecker. You will notice that this bird is large. He is significantly larger than a blue jay, but not quite as large as a black bird. There are a pair of them in the woods behind the house. They are never very far apart, but one is very camera shy while the other doesn't seem to mind feeding while I photograph him. It does help to have a telephoto lens for these shots. I have my 50-500mm lens set on 400mm. I can then crop them closer once I download the originals.