Williams Road Red-headed Woodpeckers

Drew WeberBird Sightings, Birding2 Comments

I have been stopping by Colyer Lake quite a bit recently and have started taking Williams Road on my way back to State College to check on the Red-headed Woodpeckers that can occasionally be seen there. I generally just see a single bird, usually perched on one of the utility poles along the road. Today however, there was a second bird perched on the electric wire when I arrived. After a while they both swooped down and perched on a corn stalk in the middle of the field, allowing me to take a quick photo.

Red-headed Woodpecker pair along Williams Rd

One of the birds then flew back to the wire and gave me more time to photograph it. Unfortunately the lighting was working against me, as well as the fact that I was hand holding the scope while I was digiscoping. One of these days I really need to get a mount for the car window.

Red-headed Woodpecker on a wire