Tuesday, January 27, 2015

visiting redhead

Notice the white secondary feathers 
beginning to come in
to form the triangle on the back.

The juvenile red-headed woodpecker first reported by John O'Barr, Jay Sturner and Jimmy Tucker in the parking lot at the Ijams Visitor Center is still hanging around. The initial report was posted on the Ijams blog: redheaded.

It's been seen everyday since.

The species is common on the Cumberland Plateau, but only rarely seen in the valley

John managed to get a photo. "Not a great pic, the lighting was terrible, and he didn't show himself too well before he flew away," he emailed. 

But, any photo that documents this species at the nature center is a memorable.

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