Last Monday, I saw this little fella in my front yard. So handsome!
Then, on Thursday, I saw his mate! Pretty girl!
So, I finally decided I should try to figure out exactly what kind of woodpeckers they are. According to the Audubon Watchlist, they're Nuttall's woodpeckers! (The Ladder-backed is quite similar, but the red on the male extends all the way up to the forehead on the Ladder-backed.)
From there, I arrived at eBird, where I signed up and registered my sightings. It's just so exciting to know that these 2 little darlings picked my yard (and pond/creek)! I'm like a kid at Christmas. :D
Any other great bird stories out there? (I know there are!)