Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker.
 
I have several Red-bellied Woodpeckers that visit the feeders and studio. They mainly come in to grab suet nuggets, loading 4 or 5 into their beaks, and then flying off to feed young in all likelihood. In the past they have nested in a tree just off my neighbors back deck. I’m not sure if they are there this year or nearby. When Cecil was in town last week this female decided to break from the normal routine of landing on one of the post, then flying to the feeder. She decided to pose in one of the crepe myrtles for a few seconds. I like how she was nice enough to even show a little of the red belly that gives them their name.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens at 600mm on a Nikon Z7 via the FTZ adapter, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 1800, shutter speed of 1/500th of a second, Sirui AM 284 US tripod and PH20 gimbal head, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #tamron150600g2, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #BirdPhotography, #BirdNirdvana, #BearWoodsWildlifeSanctuary, #BearWoodsPhotography

One Response to “Red-bellied Woodpecker”

  1. lilybug1960 Says:

    Thanks!

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