Pileated Woodpecker and Bald Eagle all in one year!!!

I can't get over this. We built a home on a little over 1 acre of land in Flint Texas. In May of 2011 I walk out of my laundry room door to see an American Bald Eagle perched on a low limb right above my propane tank. I thought I... I cant be seeing this, right?... But he was there and he was huge and so beautiful, I cried! So, just when the thrill of that wore off, in June, I look out my back window and see this really big "duck" hanging on an oak tree in my back yard. Smaller birds are dive bombing him and he has his wings spread wide and is hopping up this tree. His head was brilliant red and bushy. He looked like he was wearing a red bicycle helmet. After he left, googled him and discovered he was a Pileated Woodpecker. A for real Woody Woodpecker!! Yesterday my husband spotted him on my neighbors dead tree. We are so blessed to have such wonderful creatures right here in my simple back yard in East Texas!!!

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