Juvvie Pecker


I got a few shots of this juvenile red-headed woodpecker at my feeder. They start out in black-and-white and later their head feathers molt into that beautiful, bright red. Eventually he'll look like this.

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24 comments:

☺lani☺ said...

nice shot!

Olivier said...

belle lumiere et beau contre jour sur cet oiseau

Calusarus said...

Very nice PoV on this bird

Mo said...

They seem so unreal to me. Great close up

B SQUARED said...

We've had an overabundance of these little guys this year, as well.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

this is up close and personal. great shot

Slugyard said...

I clicked on your link to see the adult. What a beautiful bird!

Phil said...

As you say it's hard to believe the transformation to that gorgeous adult. Aren't birds brilliant?

April said...

Wonderful pictures of this woodpecker!

JM said...

I wouldn't tell this is a red-headed juvenile. Now I know what they look like. :-)

joo said...

They are lovely birds,aren't they?

brian stout said...

i need to get me one of these cameras! i love the shots you get with it!

VP said...

I am not so good distinguishing between birds, but your pictures got me somewhere nearer to that!

cieldequimper said...

Incredible how it changes into adulthood.

Halcyon said...

They are less colorful when they are young so they won't be as vulnerable to predators.

Mother nature is a pretty smart lady. :)

Jacob said...

They are rascally birds. We had a few that pecked palm trees just outside our window. Drove us nuts for awhile.

Re your comment on Florida Fotos: They tried that teaching old dogs new tricks thing on me once. Didn't work.

Kate said...

I think I like the adult version best; don't trust any bird without a red head!

tapirgal said...

Fun. Yes, he will be GORGEOUS!

Elisa said...

It´s so cute!

Wren said...

Very cool - I hadn't seen the juvie colors before this.

Nicole said...

Lucky you to get such a sweet close-up shot. :D

NatureFootstep said...

It is always nice to get photos of the juvies. :)

Larry said...

Nice shot of the youngster Halcyon! I guess the parents are teaching the juvie where to get the good stuff!

Lana Gramlich said...

We love woodpeckers here at our place. No juveniles this year, unfortunately. I did once have the same feeder as you, but the raccoons tore it apart in just a couple of days. <:\