Woody.

Woodpecker out back.

I spotted this woodpecker working on one of the trees out back today.  The tree is a hackberry and from the sound of his rapping on the branches, it might be a casualty of the drought.  But losing a hackberry isn’t a great loss.

I think this is a Ladder-backed woodpecker.

Apologies for the crummy photo quality.  He was way up near the top of the tree and I had to use my 12x zoom.  He didn’t seem very perturbed though, he paid no attention to me as I walked under the tree trying to get a shot.

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