Thursday, November 19, 2009

Where oh Where can the Woodpeckers be?

They are in hiding because we haven't seen or heard not one woodpecker in a long while.  There was one on our pecan tree a long while back.  Actually it was last winter.  Our winters anyway.  We were outdoors long enough to snap a picture though.   

It was a Yellow Bellied Sapsucker.  We looked it up and read up on it.  We also listened to it online.  Of course, we heard it live and in person but it's always interesting to listen to them online.  This one was a female because we learned while reading the Handbook of Nature Study book that the male is the one with red on it's forehead and neck and the female only had red on the forehead.  

We will be watching this winter and hopefully we will get another visit. 

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