Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Bird of the Day: Nuttall's Woodpecker in the "Pasture"
Nuttall's Woodpeckers are pretty much an Alta California endemic, with a bit of their range slipping south of the border into Baja California. They hang out almost exclusively in oak woodlands but don't eat acorns. They are after insects and other arthropods and occasionally some fruit. I've seen the Nuttall's Woodpecker in my neighborhood a few times now, and it was one of the biggest surprises since I started exploring the blocks around my house.