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Last week I came across a new area where Redheaded Woodpeckers were foraging and nesting. There were hundreds of debarked trees; old elms, sycamores, cottonwoods, hackberries, persimmons, and oaks. I noticed one redheaded woodpecker and then a dozen  more sharing the same area. One pair was nesting only 4-5 feet above ground; the rest 20-35 feet up. That was the lowest RH Woodpecker nesting I have ever seen. It was dark and raining so I could not use a good setting to “stop” action, so a may photos are not clear or just OOF. Not happy with the photos. There are a lot of photos; no sun until late afternoon:

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Last Thursday, I drove into CR 1205 all the way the from Highway 16 to Iceledo Gap. The weather was pretty; high in the mid-60s, and a bright sunny March sky. It had rained an inch about 3 days prior so the creek was running pretty good.  I reached Falling Water Falls about 9:00 AM and the falls was shaded (sun yet to climb over the backdrop of trees), so I took a few photos, enjoyed the smell of witch hazel in bloom (after doubling back an hour and a half later I did get a few more pictures with a Canon G15 Point and Shoot), and then drove down past the huge landslide repair area to ……..

http://www.geology.ar.gov/pdf/Richland%20Creek%20Road%20landslide.pdf

Richland Creek and walked the south bank and got a few photos that show the true colors of the waters of Richland Creek; one of my  “all time” favorite spots:

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