A few weeks ago, I heard a few Pileated Woodpeckers communicate to eachother and fly across the river. I sat there, waited, and then they flew back across and landed pretty close to me. It is fascinating to watch these giant birds fly. I put together this first shot to show the flight. This flight style is typical of all woodpeckers.
He chose a tree pretty close, which is pretty unusual for these elusive birds, since I was out in the open.
Then chose the next tree that happened to be saturated in sun and backlit from my perspective.
These photos are not my finest. I talked about my lens being sick, so most of these were hurriedly manual focus.