On my way down to the Texas Master Naturalist state conference, I stopped at a few state parks I hadn't been to before. Fort Boggy State Park was closed for hunting, but I was able to talk to the park superintendent to let me explore some of the areas that weren't being used for the public hunt.
On a windy day at Schoolhouse Pond
20 Oct 2016.
Bald Eagle State Park, Centre Co, PA.
Was not able to get a photo. Sighting was of a male.
The Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) is a medium-sized member of the woodpecker family. It is native to most of North America, parts of Central America, Cuba, the Cayman Islands, and is one of the few woodpecker species that migrate. There are over 100 common names for the Northern Flicker. Among them are: Yellowhammer, clape, gaffer woodpecker, harry-wicket, heigh-ho, wake-up, walk-up, wick-up, yarrup, and gawker bird. Many of these names are attempts at imitating some of its...