We decided that woodpeckers are very beautiful birds. The two kinds we see most frequently are Acorn woodpeckers and White-Headed woodpeckers and although they are mostly black and white, they are truly lovely to look at.
“The clown-faced Acorn Woodpecker is a common bird of western oak forests. It lives in extended family groups, and all members of the group spend hours and hours storing thousands of acorns in carefully tended holes in trees and telephone poles.”
Here is our previous entry for black and white birds which included some woodpeckers: Outdoor Hour Challenge: Black and White Birds
Here is another black and white bird that we see and it always amazes me…the magpie.
What a great tail this bird has and he makes a funny noise when he walks along.
We have been keeping track of birds in our yard this week as part of this challenge.
We don’t have as much variety in our feeders or yard at this time of the year. The bird variety picks up as the winter marches on and by the time of the Great Backyard Bird Count, we are in full swing.
No woodpecker sightings this week but we enjoyed watching the birds we did have in our yard.