Sunday, July 1, 2012
I photographed this American Three-toed Woodpecker in our campground this afternoon. I was confused when I first saw it as it has a yellow crown like a Black-backed Woodpecker, but the center of its back is white like a Hairy Woodpecker. I was madly taking photos, and explaining my confusion at what I was seeing to Jeanette, when she exclaimed, “it’s a Three-toed Woodpecker”. She had remembered and was right on, and it is a new addition to my Life List. What a great omen for our first day in our new volunteer positions at Collier Memorial State Park. We will be here for the month of July and I will be leading bird walks at 7:30 in the mornings on Saturday and Sunday.