Saturday, July 26, 2014

Nuttall's Woodpecker

This Western species of woodpecker is common in our area. It is similar to Downy's but smaller by a couple inches. 

5/18/07 Nuttall's Woodpecker (Picoides nuttallii) on the Engelmann Oak. 

Description from the Kaufman Focus Guide: "...fairly common, from oak groves and canyons in the foothills to larger trees on the coast. Black back with narrow white barring; thin white stripes on black face. Male has red crown patch. Voice: Sharp ka-teak, as if announcing itself; also a chattering whinny or rattle." 


 3/14/17 Female on the stump of the Monterey Cypress off the front portico.


1 comment:

  1. Great shot!! :)
    What camera and lens setup do you use?

    Ray Robertson