Re: New Yard Bird!! #78

Janet Phillips

I was happy to see your sighting of the Lewis’s Woodpeckers in Horseshoe Bend as I was at Avimor residential development on Highway #55 which is just south of HB 2 days ago and a Lewis’s Woodpecker flew over me.  He was higher than I usually see woodpeckers and I scrambled to get a photo that is blurred but I was sure it was a Lewis’s WP.  Their coloration is hard to mistake!!  I feel validated!!  Thanks

On May 6, 2020, at 2:11 PM, Jon Barnett <jrb4jc@...> wrote:

So amazing – just the other day, I was driving down Porter Creek Rd, thinking how I haven’t seen a Lewis’ Woodpecker for years, whereas they were regularly seen when we first moved up here 20 years ago….they are my favorite western woodpecker…
…fast forward to 30 minutes ago… I was working on my computer and suddenly 2 birds flew into my crabapple tree – couldn’t believe my eyes – 2 Lewis’ Woodpeckers!   First time ever in my yard, so I’m a very happy camper right now…
Best, Jonathan, Horseshoe Bend
(the wind was blowing pretty hard, so it was so difficult to get any good shot…)
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