Lewis’s Woodpecker

During a recent, mostly non-birding swing through central Colorado, we stopped to check on a spot in Chaffee County that has traditionally had nesting Lewis’s Woodpecker.  These interesting birds have been nesting in large cottonwood trees in the middle of a residential neighborhood.  After parking, we spotted a nest hole almost immediately and could see one young bird poking its head out and calling (for more food, presumably!)   It wasn’t long before an adult bird showed up…

 

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