Peck Me If You Can!

F/9.0, 1/1250, ISO 800.

Red-Bellied Woodpecker

Why did the owl, owl?

Because the woodpecker would peck ‘er!

Interesting Fact: A Red-bellied Woodpecker can stick out its tongue nearly 2 inches past the end of its beak. The tip is barbed and the bird’s spit is sticky, making it easier to snatch prey from deep crevices. Males have longer, wider-tipped tongues than females, possibly allowing a breeding pair to forage in slightly different places on their territory and maximize their use of available food. ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-bellied_Woodpecker/lifehistory )

 

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8 Comments

  1. Great photo! I tried to take a photo of a woodpecker once, but every time I changed my position—it hopped around to the opposite side of the tree.

    • Thank you very much, yeah they are super active. I am sure you will catch him soon. I really appreciate you stopping by and sharing with us. Happy Blogging! 🙂

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