Sunday, August 22, 2010

More Woodpeckers

I traveled back to Louisiana for a quick trip recently.  I'll need multiple posts to cover the variety.  The bayous kept me occupied for two solid days.  The temps didn't make the birding easy, but I took it slow and wandered on marked trails.  No snakes, but plenty of aligators.  

I didn't make it down to the coast.  My business was in New Orleans, but I drove north of Lake Pontritrane to a state park and Lecome NWR.  Got some good butterfly pics too.  NWR had a small butterfly garden.  I also saw my first painted bunting on the trip, but I didn't get to photograph it.  More later.....

Red-headed Woodpecker

Red-cockaded woodpecker (endangered)

Brown-headed Nuthatch


cindyzlogic said...

Great captures!

yen said...

always love seeing the Red headed WP, this is species not found in my region though.