This bird has been hanging around our yard as of late. I've only spotted it a couple times and every look has been exhilarating. It's the largest woodpecker in the Northeast, about the size of a crow, and right after I took this picture it flew off, about 15' directly over my head.
Yesterday I got home, with my camera still inside the house, and it landed on a tree right on the edge of the yard. It started its call (which I can't even begin to describe), flew off and then came back a minute or so later. We've had these birds around for some time now, but it's only recently that I've had any good looks at them.
As usual, clicking on the image brings you to a photo twice its size.