Antics of a Golden Cheeked Woodpecker

On the trail in the jungle near a small village in Mexico, we heard the tell-tale rapping of a Woodpecker. Spotting him in the Bamboo excavating a hole, I started photographing his work.

Such a beautiful golden head, with those big eyes and a touch of red on top. and his striped “jacket”, a fine looking bird.Golden-Cheeked Woodpeckr5

He was working diligently, then peeked inside to check his work.

That’s when it happened……

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I think he was trying to turn around rather than back out of the hole….. he became a bundle of feathers… wings and feet…

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That’s when I caught him…

upside down, falling off his perch… Unmoored so to speak..

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Un-ruffled.. He quickly flipped upright and went on about his business, and we continued on the hike to the waterfalls.Golden-Cheeked Woodpeckr3

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