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. 🙂


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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11 Responses to Return of the Handsome Red-Head

  1. Ms. Liz says:

    The red, black and white colouring is so striking. What a stunning bird!

  2. Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing!

  3. de Wets Wild says:

    Looks like he knows exactly just how much he can make the heads turn! Lovely photos, Kathy!

  4. lindasschaub says:

    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. 🙂

  5. Mags says:

    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

  6. Sue says:

    One of my favorites — there aren’t many that can rival these birds.

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