They're the largest of the North American Woodpeckers (since the Ivory billed has not been seen in North America in awhile.) They're about the size of a crow and they're gorgeous with their brilliant red head feathers and white strikings against the black! We had a flock of 4 land on our cedar in the backyard and we were fortunate to see them.
They may be the same family: mother, father, son and daughter, that our neighbor had living in her area. (She named them... Parents: Marc Antony and Cleopatra; Children: Caesar and Octavia. ) In fact the parents had their "kids" a couple summers ago and we watched them when the youngersters still had pink feathers. We're all hoping they're the same family.