There is no surpise quite as good as a totally unexpected surprise. I watched as it began to drill. Its head was in constant movement and I didn't want to get too close so my pictures don't do justice to this great bird. All my care didn't matter much, because this bird only stayed about two minutes and flew away. Nevertheless, I was quite satisfied that my drive along this northern route had once again paid off.
Another interesting spot I will share is the road to the school and the Lion's Club in Pouch Cove. I have found quite a bit of bird activity in this area, and I really expect something very special to show up along this road.