Pileated Woodpecker - our yard, Northfield, Franklin Co., MA. November 21st, 2014.
Not especially rare but always a thrill to see. The woodland along the Connecticut River in Franklin County seems to be especially good for them. This brute turned up in our yard on a frigid afternoon. The Canon 400mm prime came into its own here, the bird was about 35 meters away and the shots taken through the kitchen window!