A red-bellied woodpecker in our background.
In my post on January 8, I spoke too soon about enjoying a snow-free winter. A few days later, more than seven inches fell, and it’s not likely to melt any time soon in the below-freezing temperatures forecast to last for a week.
The birds are very active at our bird feeder now that their food sources are covered with snow, so I get lots of great photo opportunities. The red-bellied woodpecker is among many species of birds taking a turn getting seeds from our feeder. The red-bellied woodpecker eats insects, fruits, nuts and seeds. We’re lucky that we live in a forested area, so that we can catch a glimpse of these colorful woodpeckers, which depend on large trees for nesting.
One response to “Red-bellied Woodpecker”
These are amazing photos! How could you get so close to them, and the focus all so sharp and clear? I tried to take a photo of a woodpecker before, but could hardly get close enough for my camera. Did you use telephoto lens? Your neck of the woods sure is beautiful even in the snow. How I envy you. What we have is cold, cold weather, like now is -20C, albeit we get beautiful sunshine, still. Thanks for sharing the link. I’ll explore more over there.
Thanks, Arti! I did use a telephoto lens, and I confess I took the photo from my window, which is at treetop level. I was just lucky to see him and that he stayed on the tree for a while. Cathy