Return of the Red-headed Fellow

The handsome Red-headed woodpecker that showed up in my backyard last week has been making return visits.

This afternoon (sorry ’bout the sun flare) he even braved making a brief appearance on the deck while I was standing out there with my camera.

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He didn’t stick around long, but he did manage to give an open-beaked glare to a young Blue Jay that invaded his personal space.

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I keep hoping to snap a picture that will truly capture how drop dead gorgeous he is, but until then, you’ll just have to take my word for it. Β He is one breathtaking bird!

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About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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19 Responses to Return of the Red-headed Fellow

  1. Carol says:

    Striking photos!

  2. Jill Kuhn says:

    Loving that red head for some reason it reminds me of red velvet cake! Lol! πŸ˜‰

  3. Denis1950 says:

    Amazing photos of an amazing colourful bird.

  4. Great captures! You’re right, when the sun glows on them, their head is such a gorgeous, bright red, contrasting their black and white body. He’ll return for more ops, Kathy, he’s enjoying your backyard! πŸ™‚

  5. You’ve already done it! Wow, he is amazing! I was showing your prior photos of him to Hub yesterday and he was stunned too. Such a talent He’s blessed you with, my friend! And we are all the beneficiaries, woo hoo! πŸ˜€

  6. atkokosplace says:

    I think you captured his gorgeousness well! Thank you for sharing him. πŸ™‚

  7. Little Voice says:

    You are an amazing photographer.

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