We've always had pileateds around and knew they nested if not on the property, nearby, but this year is the first time I've had the chance to watch the female feed a juvenile at our feeders.
Once he figured out which feeder had the good stuff, the young male moved to it and spent a good 20 minutes on it. While watching him, I noticed he has white wing tips. Not sure how common that is. Any input?
Here's a video of them at the feeder. Very quietly in the background you can hear him making his odd, wheezy, grunting sounds. The first time I heard them I thought it was an upset squirrel. Turns out they're the begging sounds he makes when he's around Mom.