Earlier this week I went to Palo Duro Reservoir. It had been a month or so since I’d been there and I was hoping to see some waterfowl and shore birds that might have stopped over for a rest during migration. Unfortunately, there was neither on the morning I was there.
There was, however, a lot of woodpeckers, so I though I’d share a few photos.
Northern Flicker (yellow-shafted) There were red-shafted ones also but none of the photos turned out.
Northern Flicker (yellow-shafted) and a juvenile Red-headed Woodpecker. The yellow shafts in the wing and tail show up nicely on this photo.
Red-bellied Woodpeckers, common but I don’t see them that often, only one other this summer. A Morning Dove bombed the photo in the last shot.
Hairy Woodpecker, another that I don’t see all that often. Downies, which are similar, but smaller, are more common, as far as I can tell.