Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)
Pileated Woodpecker is the largest and least common of the 7 woodpecker species found throughout North Carolina. This nest, with three very cute young'uns, was high in a Loblolly Pine tree. I took digiscoped pictures for an hour, while the parents brought food back to the nest. Adult males (left) have red on the cheek stripe and forehead, which females lack.
Chatham County, NC 5/16/03.