Showing posts from November 19, 2017

Lewis's Woodpecker in fresh bright plumage

I was happy to find this Lewis's Woodpecker in such fresh plumage especially since the last one photographed, just a few weeks ago, was very rugged looking in it's molt. While backshots are not often posted I think it is helpful for some birders to learn how birds look from behind since sometimes that is the only view one gets. On this species the wide silver-gray collar is distinctive. The sun hit the face of this bird and it's bright raspberry face really popped out. The greenish back that so often looks black in photos looks more greenish with the sunlight.   SeEtta