06/08/10 - Juvenile Red-Bellied Woodpecker
I opened up the window in my home office yesterday for a few minutes to try to take some shots of the birds at my feeder area. All I have out right now is red hot pepper suet, and all the birds just love it. Pictured is a juvenile red-bellied woodpecker. I'm not sure if it's male or female. I know the adult male has a full red cap and the adult female has a red cap that does not come fully up to the nose. I see both at my feeders. There are two juveniles coming right now that look pretty identical, and this seems to be their father as I've seen him putting suet in their mouths:
To me, his eye is stunning in that shot but not much of his body is shown.
I would prefer to have gotten an on the tree shot vs. on the suet, but I do like the lighting and detail enough in this shot to show it to you.
Thanks to all of you that took the time to look at the pictures I took this weekend on our mini vacation. I really do appreciate your time and interest.
Today I get to be the photographer at our Fun in the Sun activity at work. That should be lots of fun!