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Red-headed Woodpecker Wednesday

We only have 3 more weeks of our autumn feature, Woodpecker Wednesday. On December 21 (the Winter Solstice), Waterfowl Wednesday will return! Today’s featured woodpecker is the Red-headed Woodpecker. 486 more words

American Three-toed Woodpecker Wednesday

Today’s featured woodpecker is the American Three-toed Woodpecker.

American Three-toed Woodpecker (Picoides dorsalis)


American Three-toed Woodpeckers are black and white, “pied” face, and about 8 inches in length. 463 more words

Woodpeckers can be Peckers

So once again critters are staking a claim to my home.

This time it’s a horny woodpecker.   I didn’t know he was horny at first, I just knew that he was annoying and he was destroying a clapboard. 483 more words

Lewis's Woodpecker Wednesday

Time for another Woodpecker Wednesday! Today’s featured bird is the fascinating Lewis’s Woodpecker. The species was spotted by Meriwether Lewis while camping on the Kooskooske River in Idaho in 1806 on his famed expedition with William Clark. 575 more words


The sparrows around our garden feeders were acting like this was just another coolish, overcast November morn.  I have no way to explain to them how or why their world has changed.  164 more words



Yesterday at a local nature center I found this Pileated Woodpecker performing some major excavation work on a partially dead tree. The bird was using its bill like a chisel to strip off huge swathes of bark. 68 more words