Mega-rarity in Massachusetts. This cooperative bird has been here for 2 weeks now, affording many people life views (including me).
Male and Female alternating feeding of nestling about 5 minutes apart.
A nestling about to fledge.
A pair of black-backed woodpeckers in young mixed conifer hardwood forest near the edge of the lake.
Temporary net site SCRE11.
This is the male but I saw the female as well. Observed going in and out of the nest cavity in a lodgepole pine near the creek, as well as flaking bark off the tree in search of insects.
The Black-backed Woodpecker (Picoides arcticus) also known as the Arctic Three-toed Woodpecker is a medium-sized woodpecker (23 cm long) inhabiting the forests of North America.