Sunday, June 06, 2010

Red-Bellied Woodpecker

I saw one of these a couple years ago elsewhere, but this morning I heard a different call and then saw one at the suet feeder in my yard for the first time. So I set up my camera on the tripod and hoped for another visit. (I figure, once a bird has found food, it will come back for more if it liked it enough. That's part of feeding for me.)

I like the shot where he's looking at the camera, making sure I'm not a threat. But here's a more typical shot of the back. If you click on the picture so it's big, you can see that his eye's sort of red. Cool!

If you ask me, it looks more like it should be a slightly pinkish bellied with a red head woodpecker.

A lot of the birds seem to like the suet if they can reach it. Here's a male Baltimore Oriole getting some.

Now I'm going to put the camera back up and try doing more vertical shots.


  1. I can't even tell you how jealous I am of your bird feeder.

  2. there is so much awful news up. nice to see the birds doing well, and you getting great photos.