Woodpecker in the city

While I was waiting for the bus, this little birdie showed up. Clearly the image quality from my phone can’t match my regular camera, but it was worth a shot. I have seen many woodpeckers in the parks of NYC, but very few by the highway in the middle of the city. Ignorant me often forgets animals don’t follow human boundaries.

She was eagerly circling and testing the bark, her head going back and forth constantly.

It amazes me that birds like woodpeckers developed traits protecting their brains from injury. A human hitting his head with that speed on a tree would end up with a concussion and brain damage.

These few minutes passed quickly, as the bus approached I had to say my goodbyes. Till next time woodpecker!

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