The Texas native blasted the crew for being “hard as woodpecker lips.”
Two rather distant cousins of this woodpecker also came into the camp.
But little better is the arrangement which the woodpecker calls a home.
"We could cross the creek and go into Boyle's bush," suggested the woodpecker.
"He ought not to go without his supper," said the woodpecker.
The scientific name is Picus viridis; the first signifying a woodpecker, and the last green.
A red stick was sent to each one, not forgetting the woodpecker and his family.
Truly the California woodpecker is no idler or bungler, nor is he a free-booter, like the noisy, roystering Jay.
Hence this Colaptes, in all the essential parts of its structure, is a woodpecker.
It may be that the Gray Squirrel's sight was not good, and so he mistook the woodpecker for quite another fellow.