I was at the oars today, writing. I have a good view of the feeders. As I was working, I caught out of the corner of my eye a shape and set of colors that grabbed my attention and … slowly… I went for the camera.
Only once did I see him here, last year, I think. First, time this year.
He is coming in and picking up nuts and then flying away in the same direction each time. Hopefully he is stashing or nesting nearby.
Behold: Melanerpes erythrocephalus.
The wary Red-headed Woodpecker.