Last Saturday was a mob scene of scopes and Life Listers in GGPark to see this Siberian stray. Only one other Birder there today and I thought, "It's gone" Then...it appeared! Not the best shots but the crest/facial marking are apparent if you look at all the shots.
Cool to see the male - it is the species featured on the cover of the Sibley Guide.
I'd heard what an amazing showing this species was having this season from others, but at least a dozen "whistling" together today in the Oak Woodlands of GGPark. Fantastic. This is the female.
First time for me in the county.
Guy told me people write on these....
about 6 cm long
on dead tree trunk.
slime mold ?
inside rotting log
saw at least 10 of these today
Happily thonking away at the pine trees