Friday, November 21, 2008

Female Red Bellied Woodpecker at Lake Seminole Park

The female Red Bellied Woodpecker was right behind the male coming to this tree.The female did put on more of a show than the male did.
I only got a couple of photographs of the male, not as close to him either.
The female is eating out of the same opening in the tree as the male did.
Notice that tail.
I am sure the tail helps them balance on the side of the tree.
I photographed a Red Bellied Woodpecker earlier in the year in the park and had been looking for the woodpecker again. We almost missed them.
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11 comments:

Mojo said...

Brilliant detail in these shots! That must've been a serious telephoto you were using. I can't imagine you got that close otherwise.

troutbirder said...

I also have a problem getting close. Very nice shots. I really enjoyed your pictures of Newfoundland Gap. What a gorgeous view!!!

The Tile Lady said...

Oh, she's wonderful! These photos, closer, have such clarity, and it's so great that you were able to photograph both the male and the female!

Pam said...

Beautiful

Maria said...

The pictures of the woodpecker are wonderful!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Awesome pictures of a very prety bird.
Blessings,Ruth

Rose said...

Great captures! Very nice work.

Dorothy said...

Wonderful captures! Wish I could get close-ups like that!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Awe---seems as if several bloggers are talking about their Red-bellied Woodpeckers now. Guess that means I need to 'feature' mine also!!!! Great pictures..
Hugs,
Betsy

Celeste said...

Great post - I love watching woodpeckers working a tree trunk for food.

fishing guy said...

Leedra: What a neat series of photos.

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