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.