DH called me outside yesterday to see what "my boy", Chester, was up to. This particular Pileated Woodpecker is a friend that I always enjoy seeing. Well, Chester was having a go at the still not quite ripe pears. Very persistent. He was obviously enjoying this treat. Eventually he knocked it to the ground & then had to find another part of one of the pear trees that suited him. I'm hoping that the pears will get a bit more ripe so that I can use some of them for a pear tarte .. that is if Chester leaves any untouched by his rapaciousness ! Isn't Chester a handsome lad though?!