11 Aug Not a Hummingbird Either
Not a Hummingbird Either
Okay, this is not a hummingbird either.
After a recent blog (see: Not a Hummingbird), a comment came in.
It was, “What about me?”
So I needed to post another photo of a Gila Woodpecker, in this case a female.
Certainly, this is not a hummingbird.
It is, however, similar to the bird in the last blog with one important difference. Note the absence of any red on her head.
There’s another important insight that appears in both of these photos.
Note that the bird has turned its tail sharply toward the hummingbird feeder.
This is natural behavior for woodpeckers. They use their tails as a third point to stabilize themselves when on tree trunks.
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This photo was taken at the Casa de San Pedro B&B, which is near Hereford, AZ. Learn about this wonderful B&B at: Casa de San Pedro B&B
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