I don’t get many opportunities to photograph these birds. They seem to prefer the woods along the edges of a swamp. I don’t venture into a forest often, so minimal chances.
This day several Red-headed gave me a chance.
The first being this one calmly climbing around a large dead snag.
Next (as Ellen describes it) another Woodpecker tortured me.
He was loud, on a dead tree based on the sound, banging away non-stop.
I found the logical tree, worked around as best I could, no Woodpecker. However I could almost see where he was digging.
Next I spotted bright red.
How this bird could be inside and still hammer away is beyond me. Obviously he did it though.
I now know just hearing one is not enough…it’s look inside the trees too.
Oh yeah, all the trees like this have small holes from previous encounters. Finding a hole is easy.