Walnut Room this way

Walnut Room this way

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Red bellied woodpecker

Friday night I saw what I thought was a woodpecker swoop down and take some sunflower seeds from the ground.  I shot a quick picture, but it was blurry as the bird was so far away and then took flight.  I diligently searched the web to identify it.  Today, I finally found it: a red bellied woodpecker.  Kind of a strange name since it does not have a red belly, but nonetheless, that is what I saw.

I sat outside for a few minutes to cool off while cleaning house this afternoon and suddenly there he was.  I came in to get the camera and it took about 45 minutes of patient waiting for him to come back.  What a treat!  Since Woody Woodpecker was a red headed woodpecker with a crested head, I guess I have to stop calling this guy Woody. :)


Betty said...

Good shots of Woody! I'm impressed!

Suzassippi said...

Thanks. I told Randy I want a new lens just for birds. :) I am really getting into this birding thing.