BB Woodpeckers

Black-backed Woodpecker

Black-backed Woodpecker

Last night at the Vermilion River Gorge Hiking Trail, I found 3 Black-backed Woodpeckers.

female Black-backed Woodpecker

female Black-backed Woodpecker

They were busy flaking the bark off the Norway Pines. In the silence of the forest, they could be heard working the trees. They weren’t making any vocalizations.

male Black-backed Woodpecker
male Black-backed Woodpecker

Fall is a good time of the year to observe these rare Woodpeckers. It seems they move into the area from points further north.

 

 

 

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1 Response to BB Woodpeckers

  1. Carolyn Baxter says:

    Awesome pictures of a really cool bird. Thanks for sharing!

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