Red-bellied Woodpecker

Sharing a Tree

I could hear the Red-bellied Woodpecker around the swamp from the distinctive shrill call. Sound bouncing off the water can make the exact direction hard to pinpoint. Eventually the flash of red gave away his position.

Red-bellied Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker

This tree branch has a number of holes the woodpecker was exploring while a juvenile Little Blue Heron looked on.

Red-bellied Woodpecker and Juvenile Little Blue Heron
Red-bellied Woodpecker and Juvenile Little Blue Heron

Satisfied, the heron returned to sentry duty.

Red-bellied Woodpecker and Juvenile Little Blue Heron
Red-bellied Woodpecker and Juvenile Little Blue Heron

4 thoughts on “Sharing a Tree”

  1. Fun shot. I love it when you can get a couple different birds in the same photo; it adds scale and personality, especially when you catch them interacting.

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