we have a small group of pileated woodpeckers around the house lately. we’ve seen as many as six together at once. we have never seen this behavior before, and we know that pileated woodpeckers don’t flock. after doing some internet digging, i think it may be a male-female pair and their brood of four fledglings. whether flock or family, it has been a wondrous few days of sights and sounds.
wing feather of a pileated woodpecker
found in our yard, saint paul, minnesota