I was walking along my driveway near the street when I noticed a Red-Headed Woodpecker on one of the larger Oaks here. It was walking up the trunk and then it stopped and started pecking at the bark. I think it is either drilling a new home or is building a pantry cache spot in the trunk. The other possibility is that there may have been insects in the bark that the bird was trying to get at. I took the pictures rather late in the afternoon. After a few minutes, the bird gave up and flew off.
I just love watching the woodpeckers! Right now, the only woodpeckers I am seeing out are the Red-Bellied and the Red-Headed. I do occasionally hear a Northern Yellow-shafted Flicker (yes, it is the woodpecker and not a Mockingbird calling) way out in the yard. My husband also told me he saw the flicker here recently. I do get to see the Red-Headed Woodpeckers almost daily here now. I took these shots on June 3, 2012 on the street in front of my home here at the little farm. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!