Years of hoping to find a Red-headed Woodpecker entailing searching remote pinewoods leading to a couple of long distance glimpses paid off in the strangest way when a friend pointed out that there was a Red-headed Woodpecker living practically downtown. I had my doubts but when I drove to its location I could easily see the bird before I had even parked! Sure enough, it’s an urban bird with a cavity in a rather ramshackle streetlight pole. Good enough for me! Here the bird has returned to its cavity with what looks like a squash bug in its bill. Can’t wait to watch it some more.
A big thank you to Nancy Irvin who led the way!