I’ve been seeing a male Red-bellied Woodpecker flying from tree to tree in the backyard. Occasionally he ventures to the feeder to grab a sunflower seed. The other day, he took a seed and flew to a high branch of one of the pine trees, where an immature woodpecker was waiting. It was fun watching the two interact and then fly off in the same direction.
“My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” – Clarence Budington Kelland
7 thoughts on “Watching the Woodpeckers”
Your photos are stunning as usual and I love the quote too. We can learn so much just by watching others.
Yes we can. Thanks, Kathy.
They are beautiful.
Thanks, Timothy. I see the adult quite often, but that is the only time that I saw the juvenile.
You were so close to them Rebecca. I’ve never seen a juvenille Red-Bellied Woodpecker and the size of its beak! These are great shots of your this little guy and his offspring.
Thanks, Linda. Isn’t zoom wonderful! 🙂 This is the first time that I had ever seen a juvenile. Sometimes it pays to sit and wait and see what appears.
Yes, that long beak and that little one was so sweet. Patience is a virtue with wildlife. 🙂