Created 21-Jun-15
Modified 30-Jun-17
20 photos
The Gila Woodpecker is common and conspicuous in stands of saguaro, or giant cactus, it also lives in the trees along desert rivers, common in southwestern towns and suburbs. The male has a conspicuous red spot on the top of his head.
The brown-eyed fellow needs to wipe his beak.A female Gila Woodpecker."I'm getting parched out here.""Now *that* looks like it has possibilities!""Lessee...I've seen those tiny birds do this...""Oh, yeah...!""M-m-m-m-m!" {smack}"Gettin' seasick on that thing...""Much better!"