This identification is suspect; could be a male sapsucker or a downy woodpecker
The hardworking pileated woodpecker in our previous post moved on to this aging stump and pounded methodically for a half hour. He then visited another tree before departing.
Sometimes what you wish for just happens. After watching a pileated woodpecker fly out of the back yard one evening last week, I was going to set up to see him the next evening.
Then, around noontime, he stopped by our front door.