The Woodpeckers of Groundhog Day

Today it is snowing and cold and generally not pleasant at all. So I set out this morning in search of woodpeckers. Specifically, there were two species I had somehow missed in the month of January: Hairy Woodpecker and Northern Flicker. I got them both this morning at Holliday Park. The Flicker came first (bird #046 on the year), followed by the Hairy (#047). I now have an almost complete woodpecker set, with 6 of the 7 regularly occurring Indiana species on my year list. The only one missing now is the Red-Headed Woodpecker, which is more commonly seen in the summer, but still not commonly seen.

Northern Flicker

#046 Northern Flicker

Year bird #045 came earlier in the week, and it was an immature Cooper’s Hawk seen while walking Emma The Dog.


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