This Red-headed Woodpecker is seen here on his or her usual perch, which is way up high on the top of the electric pole. In fact, this is now the usual place for me to spot these birds here. They have not been coming to the bird feeder. I think there are enough insects around now that the weather has been warmer and more humid. The woodpeckers mostly enjoy eating insects but do eat nuts seeds and fruit on occasion. Both genders of the Red-headed Woodpecker look so similar, I cannot tell one from the other. They are magnificent birds and I am so glad to have several around the yards and general neighborhood. I took these pictures in my yard on several days, July 17-19, 2012. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo. Enjoy!
July 24, 2012