Date: 11/17/20 9:24 am From: Derek Richardson <derek.c.richardson...> Subject: [MDBirding] Red-headed Woodpecker, West Laurel (PG County)
Another Zoom call, another amazing bird: this time yard bird #130 (West Laurel, PG County), an immature Red-headed Woodpecker! No luck getting a photo though, and the wind is brutal right now. This is my first RHWO in the area (which includes T. Howard Duckett reservoir), never mind the yard. The bird flitted briefly between our trees and the expansive flash of white caught my eye. It then explored the base of a tree as I tried to get on it with binoculars. I thought maybe I was seeing a pigeon until it flew to the trunk of a tree and I could finally clearly see what we had. Cool!
-- Derek Richardson (he/him/his) West Laurel MD USA