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Black and white woodpecker with red tuft on head.
Very animated and playful. Very shy and hard to photograph.
They will get used to you with time...Mine are used to me, they won't stay on the feeder if I head out the door, but will perch in a tree near by until I move a safe distance away. I've actually had one peck at my window when I was out of suet. He was rather upset, the kids thought it was super funny. Keep the pictures coming :))
Thanks. I saw this one when I was pulling into the driveway and had the lens & camera from work and was able to shoot him from the car. Once he saw me, he flew off. I never had suet out for the birds - might try that. I'd love to be yelled at by the bird than it fleeing before I can take photos. I used to live in a more populated area and the birds were so used to people, you could get a lot closer. These country birds fly off if they see your head coming up over the horizon!
I love these downy woodpeckers. This one appears to be a male, due to the color. I have a few that visit daily. They even "yell" at me when I run out of their favorite suet. Enjoy! Great series :))
Spotted on Sep 5, 2011 Submitted on Apr 28, 2012