More to explore:
downy woodpecker, one of my backyard favorites
Downy Woodpecker ~ Coast to coast, border to border, forest to feeder, the Downy Woodpecker goes about its business in 49 states. The smallest woodpecker in the United States, it turns up everywhere there are a few trees, except in the dry deserts of the Southwest and in Hawaii. - Photo by Paul Bannick paulbannick.com You can see some on Museum grounds in the Museum's backyard!
the downy woodpecker - one of our backyard regulars
Northern flicker woodpecker.
Panamint chipmunk (Tamias panamintinus) is endemic to desert mountain areas of southeast California and southwest Nevada in the United States.
female downy woodpecker
desert: magazine of the southwest may 1981
Red-Bellied Woodpecker. I've been seeing a lot of these around lately. So pretty. ♥
One of these lives in my aunts tree, I can never get a decent pic
Every now and then they sound like a mini jackhammer when they peck
Desert Bighorn Sheep can be found in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
I'm going here in March. Would love to see this beautiful animal!
the varied thrush - one of my favorite backyard bird visitors
Red bellied Woodpecker… gut feeling he is a flicker
Deserts and Canyons of the Southwest
desert: magazine of the south west /fern and moss