So I have a new term for where I’ve been going birding for years. A local photographer calls it the “Cross Timbers”, hell, I call it Lake Thunderbird. I can totally call it the Cross Tumbers, sounds so mysterious…but realistically I won’t. It actually sounds kind of pompous, so not me.Here is a Red-headed Woodpecker, it is an immature one. It’s just starting to get it’s red head. I think it has a piece of wood in it’s mouth.We’ve been seeing a lot of Northern Flickers lately. Here in Oklahoma we get both the red and yellow shafted flickers.This is where we see most of the flickers, on the ground, hunting for treats. They are very photogenic.
Today I saw a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker for the first time this season. A few years ago we were seeing tons of them on our bird walks. It was actually pretty thrilling.
More from the Cross Tumbers soon….