Now that the Flicker who had been frequenting the feeders in the winter months has disappeared, the Red-bellied Woodpeckers have once again become regular backyard visitors.
This fellow dropped in the other day to partake of some peanuts. He perched on the rail to grab a nut..
…and then flew to one of the branches strapped to the deck.
It is fascinating to watch them lodge a peanut into a crevice in the wood so they can peck at it. This fellow used his talon to help hold it in place.
Once he had finished with one nut…
…he made sure the coast was clear…
…and then swooped down to grab another.