Last night at the Vermilion River Gorge Hiking Trail, I found 3 Black-backed Woodpeckers.
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.
Fall is a good time of the year to observe these rare Woodpeckers. It seems they move into the area from points further north.