Red-bellied Woodpecker – Nest Building
February 23, 2013
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I kept hearing what sounded like a woodpecker tapping on a tree. I slowly moved in that direction trying to find the location. I finally narrowed it down to one tree but thought it was playing games with me because I couldn’t find it. That’s when I saw the hole in the dead tree as he came out. I stood there for about 30 minutes as two would come and go. They would disappear into the hole and I could hear them pecking inside. A short while later they would stick their head out with a beak full of tree clippings and throw it into the wind. I was fascinated with their work and took several hundred pictures.
Nikon D4, 500mm, f/5.6, 1/1000, iso 200