melanerpes (from melanos, black and herpes, a creeper)erythrocephalus (from erythros, red, and kephale, head)
Tuesday, June 26, 1979 — 12:00 noon
Highland Park, Illinois — Rosewood Park
I was on lunch break from my roofing job. The guy I was working with this day drove us to a sandwich shop for lunch then headed for a lake shore park. I had just finished eating when I saw this bird fly across an open area and land in a nearby tree. I got up and followed it as it continued to a strip of large trees on top of a bluff above Lake Michigan. It foraged tree to tree north along the lake and soon disappeared from my sight.