A Red-headed Habit

The handsome Red-headed Woodpecker that’s been visiting my backyard has developed a fascinating food eating routine…okay…so it may be that I’m just easily entertained…but I do find it fun to watch!

He first heads to one of the feeders and selects a tasty morsel to munch.


Then he flies over and places it in a crevice in one of the limbs that is strapped to my deck rail.  Once the nut or seed has been safely deposited, he happily pecks away at it.

red-headed2 red-headed3 red-headed4

Then he repeats the process, grabbing some more food…


…and taking it to his personal feeding post.

red-headed6 red-headed7

He pretty much shows up on a daily basis, and yet he still takes my breath away.


I could take pictures of him all day long and never get bored for a second!



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.
This entry was posted in Backyard Birds and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

19 Responses to A Red-headed Habit

  1. Jodi says:

    I wouldn’t get bored either!

  2. aussiebirder says:

    This bird looks like the all American bird with the red, white and blue look, stunning red colour Kathy!

  3. wisemarian says:

    Kathy, I love your blog and have sent it to several birder members in my family who are now following you. One of the lives on a Wisconsin farm, so she has many of the the same birds. The rest of us are more urban.

    • kathydoremus says:

      Wow – thank you so much for sharing the blog! It gives me so much joy to write the blurbs and post the pictures and blesses me when others enjoy it too. 🙂

  4. Stephen Moore says:

    Very beautiful

  5. Jill Kuhn says:

    I looked like he was smiling in one of your photos! 😄 Such a beautiful bird!!! ❤️❤️❤️

  6. Denis1950 says:

    An amazing set of images especially the second one where he seems to be laughing at you.

    • kathydoremus says:

      The second seems to be everyone’s favorite. I’m pretty sure he had his mouth open to drop the food out, but we’ll go with the idea that he is smiling at me instead!

  7. Trail Walker says:

    Excellent pictures! He is such a handsome bird. How wonderful that he makes regular visits.

  8. I don’t blame you – and all the more for us to enjoy. Sensational pics!

  9. Little Voice says:

    Great pictures of him using his dining table.

  10. Pingback: Squirrel steals pileated woodpecker’s food | Dear Kitty. Some blog

Comments are closed.