Yesterday while in our driveway I noticed a tree branch came down and a large amount of wood chips near that tree, in the woods next to our home.

Then as I looked at the tree I noticed two rather large holes in the trunk of the tree close to the ground.

I was perplexed as to what animal had distroyed this tree. Since we have been here in Maine, we have been looking forward to seeing some wildlife and have been disappointed that the only critter we’ve seen is a porcupine. Could it have been him that did this damage?

After putting pictures online and seeking an answer, I now know it was this fellow……

A rather large (16-19 inch long) Pileated Woodpecker.