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. 🙂