Thursday, April 19, 2007

More Woodpeckers!

How many different species of woodpeckers with red heads do we need in our backyard? Evidently at least two. Here's a Red-Headed Woodpecker, Red-headed Woodpecker,
"Melanerpes erythrocephalus." He is the most aggressive of all the woodpeckers and will break the eggs of other birds. Brooke took these photos as well. She's been stalking the local wildlife lately!


Kristine said...

This is flicker mating time here, and I always find it funny when they try to beat on our vinyl siding.


As usual, Ginger, terrific photos!

Queen Bee said...

KEWL picture! I can't say that I've ever seen the woodpeckers around our house, but I sure do HEAR them. Every once in awhile one will peck at the metal fireplace chimney thing on our roof and boy does that make an awful racket.