Saturday, July 10, 2010

Our Only Endemic in the Yard - So Far

This is only the 4th time that we have seen a Stripe-cheeked Woodpecker in our yard. We haven't seen one here (or anywhere else) since January 2010, and this was the most cooperative one yet. I was outside reloading the banana feeders when I spotted it - Marco was inside on the phone conducting some business, and I whispered through the window screen that this beautiful endemic was back. We were both amazed when it returned a few minutes later, after the phone call was completed, and Marco was able to get this excellent video:


  1. Do you think it was eating sap or eating bugs? Who came at the end and chased it away?


  2. I thought it was bugs, but I'm not sure. One of the local Red-crowned Woodpeckers chased it off.