Just Pecking Away!

Red-Bellied Woodpecker

 

F/ 6.3, 1/125, ISO 800.

Red-Bellied Woodpecker

I went to the zoo today and asked if they had any talking parrots.

The zookeeper said they didn’t, but they had a woodpecker that knew morse code.

Interesting Fact: You may occasionally see a Red-bellied Woodpecker flying quickly and erratically through the forest, abruptly changing direction, alighting for an instant and immediately taking off again, keeping up a quick chatter of calls. Scientists categorize this odd behavior as a type of play that probably helps young birds practice the evasive action they may one day need. ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-bellied_Woodpecker/lifehistory )

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38 Comments

  1. Great picture. I have had red-bellied and Downey woodpeckers come to my yard, but it’s been hard to get clear pictures! This is great!

    • Yeah I know, but I wasn’t the one that came up with their name. If it was up to me I would call them something else. Thank you very much and checking out my work. 🙂

  2. What a photo! I have never seen this woodpecker, does not live here in this very cold could country, this morning -23 C.

    • Wow that is really cold and I was complaining about our weather, witch is nothing compared to yours. I am sure the woodpecker in your country I never saw. Thank you for popping in and sharing. 🙂

  3. Beautiful shot, will look out for one like this, this coming Spring, right now it’s too cold outdoors for man or bird to venture 🙂

    • Hahaha I agree, but for now you can just enjoy my work. Hahaha that you very much for stopping by and your comment. 🙂

  4. I must tell you your photography is stunning. I enjoy the approach you’ve taken with providing laughter and short facts. I’d also like to thank you for your kind support on the pictures I have taken with my phone. Kindly, Belinda

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