Friday, June 7, 2013
I think this is a Red Headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus). He has been flying around our place the last couple weeks though I haven't heard him pecking on trees. Perhaps because all the nicely dead trees have been cut down, split and stacked. I've been trying to get a picture of him for awhile but the timing hasn't worked out. Either he is gone by the time I get my camera or he sits still when I am unable to get outside to photograph him. Finally though I got this picture of him one evening.
On another wildlife note, I saw the red fox again that I posted about on my blog last week. It was running across my neighbor's lawn across the street which gives me hope that it has a residence somewhere nearby. I just wish that fox ate small yipping dogs like the one my other neighbor has and lets wander around aimlessly in the evenings barking at nothing and everything.