They’re Back!

Did you hear me squeal yesterday afternoon?  Because I did!
I looked out my family room window and saw a bright red head peeking out from the side of the Dogwood.  He flew away when I went out with my camera, but I spread some Bark Butter (aka – bird bait!) and settled in to wait.  It wasn’t long before he (and his lovely mate) got brave enough to investigate.

I’m fairly sure this is the same pair that showed up last April and visited  into the summer months as these birds are known to stay with the same mate and to occupy the same nesting cavity for several years in a row.

I only managed to get clear pictures of one member of the pair yesterday; the other didn’t land close enough for long enough to get a clear shot.  But isn’t he the definition of breathtaking!

I’m sure they will be back before long, as they have re-discovered the food supply.

So…if you can’t find me, odds are good I’ll be camped out with my camera waiting for these two Red-headed Woodpeckers to bless me with another photo opp.
The joys of being a backyard bird nerd!

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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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22 Responses to They’re Back!

  1. Terry Hoyt says:

    JEALOUS, JEALOUS, JEALOUS, He is georgeous

  2. 1nmbirder says:

    Gorgeous pics! You’re lucky! We have one mating pair in our area and that’s about 45 minutes from my house.

  3. That is one beautiful wood pecker! What amazing color. Great photos!

  4. Jill Kuhn says:

    I heard your squeal from here! Lol! 😂 L❤ve that red head!!

  5. Very nice bird ! I’ve looked for it in february in Central Park, but it wasn’t the good time ! :/

  6. Jodi says:

    YAY! Welcome back beauties! It’s been fun here, too, seeing so many of our faves return to the backyard!

    • kathydoremus says:

      I think spring is the best time for taking bird pictures! The guys are sporting their finest mating colors and the green leaves give a nice background. 🙂

  7. Sheila Moss says:

    Who wouldn’t scream if they spotted something that handsome out the window. The best I’ve done is a few robins and cardinals.

  8. The woodpecker is indeed beautiful…and your photography skills are amazing.

  9. That’s what that noise was! I’d be excited too!

  10. Trail Walker says:

    Wow! Beautiful! I hope you see them every day.

  11. Tiny says:

    I would be camping out too, this couple is worth it 🙂

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