Weymouth Woods Field Trip http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/ Weymouth Woods Field Trip Red-cockaded Woodpecker The cockade is visible on the back of the head in this great photo. This woodpecker, a male, is feeding on insects among the bark of a Longleaf Pine. Red-cockaded Woodpeckers are a Federally Endangered Species; they are reliant on dwindling Longleaf Pine forests for their survival. Photo by Patrick O'Connor-see his other woodpecker photos in the "Red-cockaded Woodpecker" Album! http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190731218 190731218 Old Glory, the Longleaf, and the Tar Heel Flag Old Glory and the North Carolina Flag are nicely juxtaposed with a Longleaf Pine, the N.C. state tree, and a Carolina Blue sky. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190731219 190731219 Books These books were donated to Carolina Young Birders Club members by bird book aficionado John, who also came along on the walk. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190731220 190731220 Red-cockaded Woodpecker Despite the bad shadows, I managed to take an okay shot of the male Red-cockaded Woodpecker that was seen near the Visitors Center. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190731221 190731221 Red-cockaded Woodpecker http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190731222 190731222 Young Birders Numerous young birders attended. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190731223 190731223 Longleaf Pine Forest This habitat is home to a number of pine-dependent species such as Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Bachman's Sparrow, and Pine Warbler. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190731224 190731224 Pileated Woodpecker Male http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190731225 190731225 Blue-headed Vireo Martina heard this Vireo singing and eventually all participants were able to see this colorful spring migrant. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190731226 190731226 Brown-headed Nuthatch Brown-headed Nuthatches are cavity nesters; this one found a home in a snag. You can attract these Southern-only birds to your yard with a Nuthatch Nestbox, see "http://nc.audubon.org/make-little-room-brown-headed-nuthatch" for information such as Nuthatch nest box plans and other things you can do to help this declining woodland sprite. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190731227 190731227 Informative Signage, Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve Numerous informative signs along the trails inform birders and laypeople alike about the birdlife present in Weymouth Woods. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190731228 190731228 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190797290 190797290 Pileated Woodpecker http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190797291 190797291 Blue-headed Vireo http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190797292 190797292 Blue-headed Vireo http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190797293 190797293 Brown-headed Nuthatch Nest http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190797294 190797294 Red-cockaded bands, right leg Here you can see some of the woodpecker's bands, two greens and a white. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190797295 190797295 Red-cockaded bands, left leg There are two on this leg, a silver/white and a purple. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190797296 190797296 Red-cockaded bands, right leg again A better look. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190797297 190797297 Red-cockaded Woodpecker http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190797298 190797298 Cooper's Hawk http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190797299 190797299