Dark Light
Red-headed Woodpecker
Melanerpes erythrocephalus

Featured image credit: “Anybody Home?” by fishhawk is licensed under CC BY 2.0

To hear songs, learn identification information, migratory patterns, and some fun facts, check out the Red-headed Woodpecker page offered by one of my favorite resources: the Cornell Lab of Ornithology »

A pair of Red-headed Woodpeckers were nesting way up high in a big snag in my garden, and it was so cool to see them feeding their young and basically just hanging out with me every day! They tend to like this area, and I see them every year.

All text and photos copyright © 2022 Middle Way Nature Reserve, unless noted.
Related Posts

Common Yellowthroat

These little warblers like tangled vegetation near marshes or wetlands, which is why I spotted one near a creek amongst all the tangly Witchhazel and Brook Alder.

Black Vulture

Lacking a good sense of smell, these smaller vultures soar higher than Turkey Vultures (who do have good sniffers) to keep an eye on where they're going and hopefully follow them to carcasses.

American Goldfinch

These little birds are the swoopiest fliers that I've ever seen! Their flight patterns are like sine waves...

Red-winged Blackbird

The easiest way for me to "spot" these birds, is to actually listen for their song, and then it's pretty clear: Red-winged Blackbird.