The female red-bellied woodpecker (left) brings food to a waiting male woodpecker. We don’t know if this is a juvenile male woodpecker or a stay-at-home dad.
A red-bellied woodpecker (maybe the same one) looks out from the nest we reported on in a our previous post.
The nest is about 40 feet up in a rotting birch tree. It has taken patience, luck, a long lens, a tripod, and just enough shutter speed for a decent image.
For many days we have seen red-bellied woodpeckers visiting our backwoods. This is a male with a seed or some other food. At this time, it was not obvious that he is perched at a hole in the side of this birch tree.