No Andy, I can't think why anyone would want to wind someone up about a bird.
I might bow out gracefully now as I can feel a sense of " this woman is crazy" which isn't why I came here. It was nice to chat anyway.
Yes I couldn't find anyone else who has saw one either. It's not a case of "if" what I saw was a pileated pecker, I am 100% certain of what I saw and even though you clearly don't believe me, it doesn't concern me. I'm not crazy, I know it was there, I know I chased it before it ate my blue tits...
Thanks Fritz ☺️
I'm wondering if I'll ever find out how one of these birds came to be in my garden. Would someone be allowed to bring one of these over here by air to keep in an aviery or claim it's going to be a pet perhaps? Are they sold in the States for this to be possible or are they wild...
Where are you ? How lucky you are to have these just strolling by in your yard !
I'm sitting here right now watching the birds feeding as it's 4.30pm here in Scotland and just getting dark so most are gone.
Thanks for reply. No it most certainly wasn't as I have a 2 of those in my garden daily.
It was 100% a Pileated woodpecker, exactly as the pictures show online. It was almost the size of the seagulls here, bigger than my birdbox which was around 12 inches high by 8 inches wide...
I've just joined because I've discovered the bird in my garden last year was a very rare sight to see in the UK so I'm so excited and need to tell others. It was a Pileated woodpecker. The bird landed on my blue tits nesting box, one foot on either side and was putting his head...