Red Head


Another look at one of my favorite visitors, the red-headed woodpecker. He is certainly a beauty and always welcome at my feeder!

24 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

You sure capture some beauties at that bird feeder of yours!

Lois said...

He looks like he knows the camera is there and is saying "is this my best side?"

Kate said...

Perhaps he's looking for you or listening. Birds are such beautiful creatures, and you're so lucky to have snapped his photo.

Kaori said...

You're so close! You must be good friends with the beautiful bird :D

Rambling Round said...

Sharp!

Abraham Lincoln said...

What was he eating? Or what do you provide in the way of food that might have attracted him? It is a very nice shot.

Kcalpesh said...

Wonderful shot! Sharp focused and crisp details!!


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B SQUARED said...

He's welcome at my feeder, anytime.

Hilda said...

Always catches my eye too, even in the portal!

Halcyon said...

Abe: I just put out a regular songbird mix in my feeder. It has those little grainy seeds and black oil sunflowers.

I used to put out suet for the peckers, but it would get all moldy and gross. It seems they like this mix better. We have a lot of these guys around here as my neighborhood used to be a pine forest.

Jacob said...

These birds are very attractive but can be real nuisances, too. We had some that loved to peck on the palm trees just outside of our bedroom window in Fort Lauderdale...what a racket!

James said...

What a nice looking bird.

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous Redheaded Woodie. It would be my favorite yardbird, if I had one.

mick said...

A beautiful bird and how nice that it came into your yard.

Idaho Birder said...

Please send one of those to Idaho! Gorgeous.

Rambling Woods said...

Oh wow..I have never seen one. You mentioned in a comment on my blog that you get them and red-bellied. I also get red-bellied and downy. Last summer a red-bellied brought its offspring to show it how to use the suet feeder...too cute..Michelle

Bob Kaufman said...

Another bird that I missed. And you have it on your feeder! Great photo even. :)

Larry said...

Incredible shot of the Red-headed Woodpecker Halcyon! It would b a lifer for me having never birded in the eastern US. Love that expression!

gwendolen said...

We don't have the red-headed woodpecker. What a beauty!

Amy said...

*swoon* Oh my, I would faint if a Red-headed Woodpecker came to my feeder! Excellent capture, lucky you!

NatureFootstep said...

I think the name suits it. :)

MaineBirder said...

Beautiful bird and a beautiful photo!

Johnny Nutcase said...

i love these guys- how cool that he's right at your feeder, love it!

KaHolly said...

WOW!!! First time I've ever seen one at a feeder. What a great capture! ~karen