I was just complaining that I haven't seen many birds at the suet feeders this winter... when who happens by.... this guy!
(Click on the photos to see them in high-resolution)
He's a Pileated Woodpecker! And he's one big bird... at least 18" tall, if not pushing 2'.
How cool to see his gorgeous red head - during this time of white and grey.
UPDATE: Okay, bird watchers... what do you think? After posting, I visited Cornell's Ornithology website and I think we might have a female Pileated here. The males have a red "forehead" and "whiskers" while females are red only on the crest. Take a look and I'll try to get more pictures if SHE shows up again.