Originally uploaded by Jason Means
My morning drives are usually uneventful. Like most drivers, I'm just content avoiding traffic and getting to work on time.
But, just a few hundred meters from my house, while I was coming down Sutherland Drive, I watched this big Pileated Woodpecker swoop right in front of my vehicle and land in a tree next to the road.
Thankfully, I had my camera sitting in the passenger's seat and was able to get a few grainy images of this elusive bird. Not the best shot in the world considering available light and framing, but this is bird that I've been wanting to get a shot of for years.