Where and how I managed to add a highly specialized, endangered woodpecker to my life list – and you can too.
Have you ever heard gunfire when you’re out birding? A woodpecker was terrorizing a neighborhood with his own brand of automatic weapons fire!
You have to look close to see the field mark this week’s bird is named for, but the red-bellied woodpecker has many great characteristics that make it well worth that good look!
Woodpeckers are hardy, interesting birds, with bold behaviors, tenacious personalities and instantly recognizable characteristics. As is true with many things, size doesn’t always matter, and sometimes – as with woodpeckers – the smallest can be one of the most memorable.…