For those of you that follow this blog you will remember that I rented a 400mm 5.6 lens for a few days… the reason is tomorrow is Eagle Fest in east Texas. So as not to let the lens gather any dust :), I walked over to the golf course this afternoon and captured some great bird images. Being a novice, yeah no, being totally ignorant on birding I am having trouble identifying this bird. I know it is a woodpecker, but I cannot figure out the species. It has similarities to a ladder-backed woodpecker but there is no red crown…maybe a female? Any help identifying would be appreciated!