Oct 29, 2012

Did I just see a ghost?

Who hasn't spotted a Pileated Woodpecker,

Only to double check (if only for a second and secretly at that) to make sure it wasn't the long-lost Ivory Billed ... no matter how slim the chance?

Can you see the blaze of white on its back?
Me neither -- it must be a Pileated.

I very much doubt they still exist,

But sometimes I think their ghosts still do.

2 comments:

Caroline said...

I thought maybe you found a ghost orchid in bloom for us to admire. A pileated is pretty cool, too, however.

Wally Jones said...

That remote chance of the impossible happening is what keeps the adrenaline pumping!