Bad Hair Day
I believe the female pileated now has eggs in the nesting cavity so all is quiet until the little ones hatch. It did take the male about two weeks to complete the nest. That was longer than I expected. Some days he was working so hard pounding out chips that he would take a break by hanging his head out the hole to cool off. As the hole got deeper he had to chip from the inside and he would come out looking like he had a bad hair day. His top crest would get caught on the sides of the cavity as he worked roughing up his feathers.