First, I took the top photo. Then, I couldn’t believe it crawled out. I think he was playing with it before he ate it.
I love watching a Ladderback on the Saguaro Cactus looking for insects. They jump around on the big limbs and make lots of noise.
This Gila Woodpecker female watches as the male eats.
She is keeping an eye out for Hawks.
These male and female Ladderback Woodpeckers have carved out a home for their nest here. The stalk is very woody after the Century Plant blooms and dies.
The Saguaro Cactus flowers are blooming a little early here, and the birds are really enjoying them. Perfect weather in Tucson, Arizona for some bird watching this morning.
I don’t often see these out back, but saw this one yesterday.