Thursday, June 18, 2015

Red-cockaded Woodpecker picture

I am posting today primarily to offer this wonderful photo of two Red-cockaded Woodpeckers from the Boy Scout Road site in Big Branch Marsh NWR, taken about a week ago by visiting birder Kevin Smith from Oregon.  I was showing him the roost/nest trees in the early morning, and we waited for about two hours before a group of four of the woodpeckers came in from the south and put on a show!

Note the orange leg bands- this is an endangered species, so the Fish and Wildlife Service bands them to keep track of the individuals.


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