Pileated Woodpeckers are big birds with a male, like the one we saw today, measuring close to 20 inches in length.
When feeding they sound like someone shingling a roof and slivers about the size of a finger come away with each peck. Pileated Woodpeckers love ants and the bird we observed was likely searching for them near the ground.
West Don River views:
I never knew the earth had so much gold—
The fields run over with it, and this hill
Hoary and old,
Is young with buoyant blooms that flame and thrill. – Louis Untermeyer (1885–1977)