Forestry Friday … White-Headed Woodpecker

The white-head woodpecker is one of our residents in the Sierra Nevada. This one was really working over these sugar pine cones. The cones had already released their seeds, so this woodpecker must have been hunting insects.

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40 thoughts on “Forestry Friday … White-Headed Woodpecker

  1. I don’t know why, but something about these photos make me wonder what it’s like to be a bird. How do they pick what pine to land on? Are they systematic, searching row by row, or just randomly picking here and there? Do they ever care about the view? Strange questions, perhaps, but you have a way to make photographs of animals that make them “personal”. I like that. If I could be a bird, only once, to try it! 😉

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  2. Very pretty bird. I guess he kept that little red woodpecker spot for the back of his neck. We have several woodpecker species around here: the very large pileated, the rose breasted, the red headed, and a little one that I can’t remember the name of. How big is this guy?

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