I believe this is a Nuttall's Woodpecker, seen and photographed at Ash Canyon B&B in March this year.
Staying for the winter in Yuma, AZ, means there are not many birds to photograph. Yes, there are some hummingbirds in the desert, and a few other birds, but I've been used to areas where there is a plethora of birds to photograph. So, on our way home to Canada this past spring, we stopped for a few days in Willcox, AZ at Cattlerest RV Park. Cattlerest, although small and perhaps not the prettiest RV park in the world, is a great place to stop enroute when you need a break. There's a bar with live music, a place to corral your horse, and full hookups, along with free wifi, all for $20 a night. Not bad, in my opinion.
Anyway, staying in Willcox afforded me some day trips to various spots where I could photograph some birds. Bonus! Hubby gets to dig in the dirt all winter around Yuma, and I get to photograph birds on our way home. I love it!
This is my first sighting of a Nuttall's Woodpecker, so I apologize if I misidentified it. They are typically found in California, this one was feeding in AZ. I guess birds don't follow state line markers, lol.
Size about 7 - 7 1/2 inches, its appearance is similar to the Ladder-Backed Woodpecker, but has black cheeks and wider black bars on the back, black and white areas more sharply contrasting. If in doubt, listen for its rolling call. It prefers to hang out in canyon scrub oaks, oak woodlands and streamside growth.
Have you ever seen a Nuttall's Woodpecker?
It’s Saturday!!🎉🎉🎉 So, some of you might know that I have been struggling creatively , BUT, I’m feeling excited by this idea!
This is my summer life list, it’s all the things I definitely want to experience this summer.
I’m super excited for these experiences and to photograph them and share them with you guys!!
Do you have a summer life list, or just something you want to do this summer? Tell me about it!!