Friday, November 11, 2011

Golden-fronted Woodpecker

We just got back from our trip to Colorado and New Mexico last weekend but I have already begun to look into our next trip. In 2010 we went to south Texas at the beginning of March and it looks as though we may be returning their again next year. This time we are going to go about a month later so that perhaps we can catch some of the spring migration as it goes through Texas.
One of the birds that we enjoy photographing in Texas is the golden-fronted woodpecker. These colorful woodpeckers are native to Texas, Oklahoma, Mexico, and Central America. There are four different subspecies that can be differentiated by the color of the patch on the forehead as well as their location. These woodpeckers are omnivores eating fruit, nuts, seeds and insects. These photos were taken in Bentsen State Park in Texas.

7 comments:

KaHolly said...

Aren't they just the most fun?? I saw them in Kingsville, TX, but not as far north as San Antonio. This winter/spring I hope to travel a more sourtherly route to see some birds, too!

One said...

This is such a beautiful bird. Great captures! The only colorful bird I see here is the kingfisher.

Pat said...

What a beautiful bird! Nice shots!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

More great photos by Ecobirder ~ Wonderful! ~~ thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor)

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Rather gorgeous - thanks!

Kay L. Davies said...

What a beautiful woodpecker!
Somehow, I never imagined birds eating grapefruit. Learn something new every day!

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Ann said...

I didn't know birds eat oranges.