I watched the Red-Headed Woodpecker as he (or she) went back and forth...
from the bird feeders to a light pole near my back porch.
|He watched me, too.|
|He took turns at cracking open the sunflower seeds and peering at me...|
|I think he was bothered by the sound of my camera as I clicked away...|
|But for a little while, he continued his round trips from the feeder|
|to the light pole.|
|Until he became fed up,|
|then decided to travel to another pole across the yard.|
These are not the most attractive photos, but the experience of watching this beautiful bird was fun and I wanted to share it. There's no way I can capture the absolute beauty of this woodpecker- the stark contrast between the red, white and black is amazing, especially in flight.
I think I was seeing "double" a couple days ago. For an instant, I saw a flash of the same colors in a tree not far from the feeders. I might get lucky and capture the two of them together-
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! I plan to do a little shopping today then visit with a couple of family members. Tomorrow afternoon I plan to work in the flower gardens and plant a few trees. The weekend weather is expected to be perfect- sunny with temperatures in the low 80's- I love it!