Red-headed Woodpecker , San Francisco, California, USA., Land's End, Lincoln Park, 30 June 2023
A spectacular major California rarity found this morning by Liam Murphy. California has only five previous records, the latest being from July 1999. This is the first record for San Francisco County. This species continues to decline throughout its range in the Eastern US where aggressive introduced European Starlings may usurp woodpecker nesting cavities. Males and females are similar.
© Joe Morlan