The Texas native blasted the crew for being “hard as woodpecker lips.”
Two rather distant cousins of this woodpecker also came into the camp.
At this time, early in June, the season of woodpecker wooing was past.
"We could cross the creek and go into Boyle's bush," suggested the woodpecker.
The more he thought about it, the more Mr. woodpecker worried.
The scientific name is Picus viridis; the first signifying a woodpecker, and the last green.
The tail feathers are sharp-pointed and stiff like a woodpecker's.
Truly the California woodpecker is no idler or bungler, nor is he a free-booter, like the noisy, roystering Jay.
But little better is the arrangement which the woodpecker calls a home.
It may be that the Gray Squirrel's sight was not good, and so he mistook the woodpecker for quite another fellow.