The door to our deck is open on this beautiful spring day. You can hear the birds. Too much temptation. I threw a longer lens on the camera and walked outside.
Birders know this. I didn’t. They’re tougher to see than hear!
The best I could do was this Red-bellied Woodpecker. That is what it is, right? I’m hoping Google hasn’t let me down.
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That’s what you got Geoff, a Red-Bellied Woodpecker. The hardest birds to find and photograph are any type of Warbler. You can hear them but they most likely will be at the tops of the trees amongst the leaves. I was in Stowe, VT yesterday and photographed the Cedar Waxwings…love those birds.
Yep, it’s a male red-bellied woodpecker. They’re pretty common here in Ct.
Try to get a Yellow Bellied Sapsucker!!! haha. I love when the Cedar Waxwings come to my condo complex in Litchfield County in a huge flock and eat the winter berries!!!
Yep, and it’s a male. FYI, if you can get a photo of his front, you’ll see the belly is sort of pink, hence the name.
The Female red-bellied woodpecker has made a nest in one of my trees. Her baby has been born and is big enough to stick his little head out of the tree. Mama talks a lot but it is nice to hear. I love the hummers at the feeder. They are hard to capture in a photo.
I am surprised that your woodpeckers were so quiet,mine makes a loud racket for 2 blocks before they arrive at the feeder.He makes sure all the other birds clear a way for him !!
The female also has red on her head, but it doesn’t come all the way down the front of her forehead to her beak the way the male’s red cap does.