J keeps seeing Pileated Woodpeckers in her walks around the locale and although I have them on my year list, I do not yet have them on my Bigby list so I persuaded her to accompany me this afternoon in a bid to track them down … not too cold temperature-wise and quite bright but a very strong wind from the west brought the windchill down to something a little cooler and the trees were waving about … just the sort of condiitons birds aorund here avoid and so, true to expectations, although J showed me all the trees the PIWO has been on recent days and we carefully studied the holes left by it (them) I am still PIWOless for my Bigby.  Humph.

The redpoll flock in the garden cheered me up however.