My “mission” the last 3 months has been to get a fabulous photo of a red bellied woodpecker. My last post featured 3 different types of woodpeckers that I have seen almost daily in my backyard. The red bellied in that post is a female. Her bright red cap covers only the back of her head. I’ve been hoping to see a male and take some good photos.
Two days ago at Lynde Shores, my friend Vanessa and I were following the call of a red bellied hoping to locate it along the path. With the assistance of a very helpful photographer, we chose spots with good lighting and waited for the red bellied to land on the old wooden fence where some peanuts had been placed to entice him …… the bird, not the photographer! Moments later, we had our chance and over the next 30 minutes, we all had numerous opportunities to “capture” this male who seemed to be posing for us.
Here are a few of my best ………..