Return of the Handsome Red-Head

My handsome Red-headed Woodpecker has returned.

He first showed up four years ago, and I have to say, it was love at first sighting!
Now, every time April rolls around, I start watching and waiting and hoping that he will once again bless me with his presence.

Upon arrival, it usually take him a couple of days to get over his shyness. But eventually, he decides that his desire for peanuts outweighs whatever risk my camera-holding presence might pose.

The other day he landed on a nearby branch…

…dropped down a little closer to get a birds-eye-view…

…and then landed on the deck rail to snare a nutty snack.

Although I have a lot of beautiful birds that visit my backyard feeders, this guy really is at the top of the “Most Gorgeous” list.

Stay tuned (hopefully!) for more photos of this handsome fellow in future posts. 🙂


11 thoughts on “Return of the Handsome Red-Head

  1. A fellow blogger, Carolyn, posted some pictures of a red-headed woodpecker the other day and said it reminded her of the cartoon “Woody the Woodpecker” with its bright red head. 🙂

  2. And he is indeed handsome. I just love the coloring and patterns on the red-headed woodpeckers. I have one that comes around a few times each day and I enjoy just looking at him. Thanks for sharing these amazing photos. Hugs

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