Three’s A Charm

Yesterday afternoon I had not one, not two, but three Red-headed Woodpeckers hanging out in my backyard.  Can you say “little slice of heaven?”

First I saw the big fella, going from one tree trunk to another near the edge of the property.

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Then I noticed the duller shadow following close behind him. He brought Junior with him!


While Dad occupied the little guy, Mom made her way over to the deck to grab a bite to eat.


You can see she is going through a bit of a molt that has left her looking a bit patchy; but no worries, she will soon be back to her resplendent self.


Then they swapped roles, and Mom kept a close eye on the inquisitive youngster…


…while Dad flew over to grab some grub.  Is he not capital “G” Gorgeous?!  Heck, he is all capital letter GORGEOUS!

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I am so hoping this pair sticks around for the winter months.  I am day dreaming about getting a picture of them perched in a light dusting of snow!

Until then, I’ll close with one final photo where he clearly seems to be posing.  He has definitely gotten more used to my presence with the camera!


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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12 Responses to Three’s A Charm

  1. aussiebirder says:

    Stunningly beautiful bird Kathy, you have captured it well, love the little guy, it is great how he is protected by his immature colouring.

  2. Beautiful photographs. I wish these birds came this far north, seeing these are the next best thing😊

  3. Snehal Kank says:

    They are so innocent 💕

    • kathydoremus says:

      Ahh…you might change your mind if you saw them scare away other birds so they can get the food!

      • Snehal Kank says:

        Ohh really! I haven’t seen them personally would love to see them. I didn’t know this fact 😀 Just like Blue Jay he scare away other birds for his food!

  4. Jill Kuhn says:

    Wow! How exciting to get a visit from the whole family! ❤️❤️❤️

  5. They are indeed beautiful.

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