10 Aug Not a Hummingbird
Not a Hummingbird
Clearly, this is not a hummingbird.
It’s a Gila Woodpecker, male, on a hummingbird feeder.
Birds are smart.
That is, they always welcome an easy meal. And this Gila Woodpecker has found one in a hummingbird feeder.
This photo was taken at the Casa de San Pedro Bed & Breakfast, near Hereford, AZ.
I’ll note that this B&B offers wonderful accommodations plus fantastic breakfasts.
And, of course, they are in a birding paradise. Learn more about this B&B by clicking on the link below in Birding Resources.
But wait! Another bird wanted a post. See:
More important posts at:
Find info about the Casa de San Pedro B&B at: www.bedandbirds.com
Find info about birds in South Eastern Arizona at: Tucson Audubon
Help Birds Tip
Woodpeckers are cavity nesters. So they depend upon old trees. If possible, leave old trees alone. Or, trim only the parts that pose a risk.
Find more info about this at: The Cavity Conservation Initiative
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Did You Know?
The most effective way to help birds is to buy land.
Please visit the web site for The Trust for Public Land to learn about what they’re doing.