Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Awh the joys of parenting. I have to laugh while watching this Adult female and juvenile White-headed Woodpecker. These two stayed for what seemed a long period of time. I'm sure the nest was in close proximity to my back deck though I was unable to spot it.
This baby followed Mom about fluttering it's wings while constantly making the sweet little sounds all day. What a lovely site. I was sorry to see them go move along.
The adult is on the left with it's distinct red mark further back on it's head.
White-headed Woodpeckers are found in mountain conifers. I checked the regional map and it appears this species Picoides albolarvatus has a range from Southern California up to the Canadian border, or up to Washington.
As I type here at my desk I hear the sounds of Black-headed Grosbeaks. There are four at the feeder now. Talk about shy! I have yet to capture any close shots of them. The minute they spot me, they are off like a shot.