The pair of Red-headed Woodpeckers are seldom both out and about at the same time. Yesterday was one of the rare days when I spied both of this handsome couple out on the electric pole. They flew back and forth and took turns on the top perch. It was charming to watch how one took the place of the other. They were calm and seemed to enjoy the action. I do know that one of the birds had something in its bill that was likely food.
After observing these woodpeckers for quite a while, I now think that this electric pole is a food pantry cache for the pair of Woodpeckers. That is, the birds have put bits of the foods they gather in the cracks and crannies of the wooden pole for storage. I took these pictures yesterday afternoon (7/31/12) in my yard from my front porch. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photograph. Enjoy!