Red-headed Woodpecker

Red-headed Woodpecker

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.

Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-headed Woodpecker

This day several Red-headed gave me a chance.

The first being this one calmly climbing around a large dead snag.

Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-headed Woodpecker

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.

Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-headed Woodpecker

Next I spotted bright red.

Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-headed Woodpecker

How this bird could be inside and still hammer away is beyond me. Obviously he did it though.

Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-headed Woodpecker

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.

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