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These three Red-Headed Woodpeckers were flying around the yard here on May 24, 2012 in the late afternoon.  I think one must have been a female and the other two males but it is quite hard to tell which gender these birds are since both males and females look pretty-much alike.  The birds were either on the electric pole or up in the crown of one of the Oaks that is next to the pond.  They seemed to be agitated to a degree.  That same Oak was where the Great Blue Heron recently perched.  The dead top of that tree is a popular place for the birds here.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Comments on: "A Tale of Three Red-Headed Woodpeckers" (7)

  1. TexWisGirl said:

    they are so handsomely marked.

    • Hi TexWisGirl, Yes, they certainly do look great! They have a really bright red head at times when in the sunlight. The juveniles are brown headed so they really look different from the adults. Only adults here so far. Who knows? Have a really great day tomorrow!

  2. Gosh, I think I need to get a dead tree in my yard! Maybe they are competing to mate?

  3. The woodies do love the dead trees. Great captures of the Redheaded woodies. I just love them.

  4. thanks so much, we have a bird feeder and there have been so many different birds that have come through. Your site has allowed me to identify many of them, including the red bellied woodpecker which intrigued me and has been a bit of a bully with the other birds at the feeder.

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