This Red-headed Woodpecker is one of a family of woodpeckers that live in the Oaks here in my yard. A few months ago, it learned to take seeds from the bird feeder. That is an unusual behavior for woodpeckers who usually take only suet from feeders. These woodpeckers mostly eat insects but will also eat Acorns, berries, and seeds.
This particular woodpecker has been gathering seeds out of the bird feeder and taking the seeds to the trees and to the top of the wooden telephone and electric pole for storage. Of course, the bird seed will not be the sole food this bird stores. The Acorns and wild nuts will be falling in the next month and there are plenty of insects around the fields, woods and pond. I took these pictures from my living room window and through the porch railing on August 17, 2012. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!