A Gila Woodpecker tends to a nest cavity in a Saguaro Cactus – McDowell Mountain Regional Park, Arizona.
Gila Woodpeckers sometimes reuse their nest cavity, but often build a new one. This seems to be inefficient, but you know what is really cool; their old cavities are used by all kinds of birds and even snakes – animals that aren’t able to dig their own cavity. It is just one of the millions of little things that constantly amazes me about nature. Every creature plays a role in our world.
Saturday we returned to Anza Borrego. Janine has some family business in OC, and I thought this seemed like a good place to spend a few more days before returning back to Alaska.
Here are more bird photos.