The very large pileated woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus), while common in many areas, is not that common in New York City. Here I considered it the Holy Grail of my birding videos, and was so happy to find the current visitor to Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx early in 2019 on January 9 (briefly) and 11 (working on a majestic hole in search of carpenter ants and other insects). Cornell says they make unique rectangular holes, much like this one, but other holes we saw him making were much rounder.
In the Filming the Feathers video, this male is seen here pecking away at a hole in a tree on Hunter Island, and I've accompanied his persistent work with Beethoven's Fifth Symphony arranged for recorders and performed by Papalin. I love the way this bird keeps pulling his head back to check his work. And watch the bits of the tree fly off as he bangs away.