Lookie here lookie here
WHAT!!! ARE THOES!!!!
Momy: THOES would be a WoodPeckers. Pileated Woodpeckers to be exact. Nearly as large as a crow, the Pileated Woodpecker is the largest woodpecker in most of North America.
•The Pileated Woodpecker digs characteristically rectangular holes in trees to find ants. These excavations can be so broad and deep that they can cause small trees to break in half.
•A Pileated Woodpecker pair stays together on its territory all year round. It will defend the territory in all seasons, but will tolerate floaters during the winter.
•The feeding excavations of a Pileated Woodpecker are so extensive that they often attract other birds. Other woodpeckers, as well as House Wrens, may come and feed there.
Pileated Woodpecker populations declined greatly with the clearing of the eastern forests. The species rebounded in the middle 20th century, and has been increasing slowly but steadily in most of its range. Only in Arkansas do numbers seem to be going down.
•No other living North American woodpecker is large and black with a red crest.
There were 2 Pileated Woodpeckers on the tree that day. Sadly I could not get a picture with both of them in it. They were pecking up the tree in a circular motion. Very pretty to watch and hear. The cats were more than amused and/or scared of them. Im not really sure.