On a rainy evening just around dusk I caught a flash of red in the trees in the front yard. An exciting spotting for me--the Red-bellied Woodpecker. Often worry about the decline of mature trees in my landscape, but if rotting wood and insects under the bark attract these unusual birds guess it's a pretty good compromise.
And here are a few more views, but regretfully never got one of its red belly:
And finally, a couple of shots at my neighbor's feeder the next day:
In most of these photos I noticed that the woodpecker's red "helmet" was blurred. Must have been really getting down to business pecking out some goodies!
Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday .