I haven't seen one of these Pileated Woodpeckers in our neighborhood in quite a while. So I was quite pleased to spy this one in a tree as I was walking home from the park this morning. I'm pretty sure this is a female. A male would have a red stripe on his cheek and would not have the small white wing bar. She hung around long enough for me to get several different shots.
Learn more about Pileated Woodpeckers here: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/pileated_woodpecker/id