Lewis’s Woodpeckers Are Back
SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
Lewis’s Woodpecker ( Melanerpes lewis ) In Flight, photos by Larry Jordan Driving home from work last week I finally saw my first Lewis’s Woodpecker ( Melanerpes lewis ) of the fall. Lucky for me, these beautiful and unusual woodpeckers can be found nearly year round in the oak savannah along the road I travel daily. I say they are unusual woodpeckers because they spend the majority of their foraging time fly catching, usually making them very easy to spot.