Tag Archives: South Llano River State Park

~Birding in Texas, Ladder-backed Woodpecker

South Llano River State Park, Junction, TX, March and April, 2017

Time for me to get back to sharing the birds I observed, this past winter, while traveling in Texas.

If you have been visiting this blog you know that one of our favorite places to stay is South Llano River State Park in Junction, TX. South Llano River State Park draws birding enthusiasts from all over the country, offering four bird blinds for observation. If interested please visit their web-site here, South Llano River State Park.

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Ladder-backed Woodpecker (female), 03/06/2117

This Ladder-backed Woodpecker would shyly makes its way into the bird blind staying along the perimeter and in the surrounding trees. It would eat for a few minutes, always in the same location. She habitually stayed alert for any signs of danger.

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Same location on 03/07/2017

I believe these photos are my first of this woodpecker.

 

Site 34, South Llano State Park

Happy Birding!

 

~Birds-Carolina Wren, House Finches

March, 2017

Some more birds from South Llano State Park.

OoO – A pair of Carolina Wrens were flying around our site. This one landed at the top of a tree and serrenated us.

Carolina Wren
Carolina Wren

OoO – I don’t often get the opportunity to capture, good, photos of House Finches. This male was beginning to show his breeding plumage.

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House Finch (male)
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House Finch (female)

 

~~~Happy Birding~~~

House Finch (male). Looking for a mate.