Sunday, July 08, 2007


On Friday we headed for Kingsville with the hope of seeing some Green Jays -- this is the bird currently at the top of my wish list. I was a bit excited to read that Kingsville has named the green jay the "official bird of Kingsville" -- cool! They can be seen at feeders throughout the winter, and in trees and brush year-round... or so they say.

We went to Kleburg Park -- a possible good site. We saw lots of mocking birds (as always), sparrows, night jars (of some sort), and another bird that we couldn't identify (at the time).

It turns out the other bird was a Golden-Fronted Woodpecker (a new one for the life-list!). The golden front seems to be on it's forehead, as the breast is a creamy white. This first shot (above) may be the male, while the second (on the right) is the female.

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