Some loud noise drew my attention and here is a pileated woodpecker taking large chunks of bark away and started pulling morsels out of the decayed wood. I was way to close and could not back up,so I ended up with portrait shots.
GNWS forest, St.Albert, AB.
When successfull with my harvest, I put the hide (lots of fat on it) in the backyard for a while. This attracts probably all of St.Alberts magpies to feast on .One early morning I looked out of my studio window and imagine my surprise.Now I know who takes some of the bones away. He/she actually scaled the 5 foot chainlink fence with it.
Unfortunately my "glass-filter" (window) is old.