This is the power pole behind our house. Unsightly as it is, it's been a joy over the years. From time to time it's been a dining room for Harris and Red-tailed Hawks and a lookout platform for an osprey. The highlight was the New Year's Day a Golden Eagle arrived and used it for hunting and dining for a week.
But usually it's main attraction is for woodpeckers. If you click on the image and look carefully, you can see one at the top. These birds are almost always welcome, except when they're trying to drill into our house or at the crack of dawn when they wake us with their battering on the metal casing of our swamp cooler, apparently "as a territorial call."
They're pretty elusive, and whenever I've gone too close to the pole (not that I could climb it) they take off. However, with my new lens and a lot of cropping I was finally able to get some usable shots of a Gila Woodpecker. I don't see any evidence of a red spot on the crown, so I assume she's a female.