29 December 2009

redhead

downy woodpecker, busy at the suet block this late afternoon. these days the air has been frigid and the wind bitingly cold. in weather like this, some birds need all the high-energy suet they can get. fortunately for this one, it's so cold that the squirrels aren't coming out of their dens to argue with him about sharing.


2 comments:

Nothing On Top said...

Fantastic picture! The Woodpeckers are very difficult to approach, at least with me!

This one is from afar
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_jXpKc_Orz3M/S2s6Ngo_JCI/AAAAAAAAAF0/FI-Kzc1bBTw/s1600-h/IMG_9004.JPG

Rachel Roushey said...

I just photographed one of these guys this past weekend, but was not able to get as close as you did, although I did not have any bait...great shot.