Lewis’s Woodpecker in a great light

With a near perfect day, I ventured into the Tower Street Natural Conservation Area. It was my first visit to the area, and I think I have new place to add to my local favorites. When I arrived at the parking lot, I saw a larger-than a starling and flying like a buoyant crow…a Lewis’s Woodpecker. Having been without their presence for quite some time, it was comforting to observe this bird at leisure.

Upright Lewis's Woodpecker

Upright Lewis's Woodpecker

Great view of the coloration of the Lewis's Woodpecker

Great view of the coloration of the Lewis's Woodpecker

Finding a bee in a crevice

Finding a bee in a crevice

Lewis's Woodpecker hangin' out

Lewis's Woodpecker hangin' out

Written by Radd Icenoggle

I am a native Montanan, who has spent a lifetime as an outdoors and wildlife enthusiast. I earned a degree in biology with an emphasis on habitat relations. During my studies, I had the great fortune to research and compose a thesis that explored the effects of slope aspect on...
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