Holes clearly due to the Pileated Woodpecker.
Loudest drumming ever. My first.
Red-breasted sapsucker making wells in an Oregon ash tree.
Had an unexpected encounter with a woodpecker in the CSUN botanical garden at approximately 10 AM. The woodpecker was foraging within a jumble of branches from three different tree taxa. Based on the pattern and vocalizations, I have tentatively identified the species as most likely a Downy Woodpecker, although there is the possibility that it may have been a Hairy Woodpecker.
Nine families of largely arboreal birds make up the order Piciformes, the best-known of them being the Picidae, which includes the woodpeckers and close relatives. The Piciformes contain about 67 living genera with a little over 400 species, of which the Picidae (woodpeckers and relatives) make up about half.