It was really frustrating as although the Woodpecker was fine with me there once I got into position, I could NOT get a decent picture to save my life. I don't know why that happens. I know I just have a point and shoot camera but sometimes the most unlikely shots turn out great, but when the opportunities are all there, it doesn't work out. Anyway, of the many, many shots I took, only two turned out. Finally in frustration I just turned on the movie portion of the camera and took a little clip, I knew I wasn't getting the pictures I was trying for. I'm glad at least I got something useable. Watching these guys is a rare treat, so I enjoyed seeing him anyways.
There is a little red squirrel with a nest in this tree, all of a sudden she came flying out of her nest and raced down the tree towards him yelling her head off. She took us both totally by surprise. He screeched in fright, jumped off the tree trunk and landed on a limb. The funny part was how his red hair goes all "mohawk" when he is surprised:
A short clip of him pulling a pretty gigantic white grub out of the tree. Ummm...worth it.