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Woodpecker On A Saguaro 20080117

With a find

Female Gila Woodpecker (Melanerpes uropygialis)
Saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea)
No idea what the little round orange thing is. Looks like a nut of some kind.

Photographed in the Sonoran Desert north of Mesa, Arizona USA.

Canon EOS 20D ,Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
1/2000s f/7.1 at 300.0mm iso200 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
John Hamers05-Apr-2010 07:04
Excellent had to be very patient for this one?
Milan Vogrin21-Jan-2008 16:56
Great photo!V!
Marco Valk18-Jan-2008 18:30
nice catch! v
angelique raptakis18-Jan-2008 04:14
excellent find. v
Guest 18-Jan-2008 03:34
Herb 18-Jan-2008 02:09
Great catch
Sandi Whitteker17-Jan-2008 23:29
Beautiful capture Gordon. Love that it's carrying a berry in it's beak.