Piliated Woodpecker or, as Willow taught me, dicky bird.
As soon as I looked down, the second bird flew away. I think the one I could see told the other one I wasn’t looking, for that tiny instant. Sub-audial? Bird sign-language? Dunno, but something.
When standing on the ground, so that the length of their legs can be seen, and they are balanced at a different angle, they are quite dinosaur appearing.
ⓒ Bearspawprint 2014