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The Red-headed Woodpecker family has been out and about as have the older trio of Wood Ducklings.  The dark headed Red-headed Woodpecker is a juvenile.  The  adult shown in the picture is an adult.  Adult Red-headed Woodpeckers have the scarlet red-head and neck and have much clearer white and black backs.  The juvenile Red-headed Woodpeckers have slight barring on the back and faint black spotting on their bellies.

The Wood Duck ducklings are the older ducklings born here this past Spring.  There also are a pair of ducklings born later on in the Summer but I have not seen them around.  They may be out on the nearby lake.  The Wood Ducks are quite shy.  I was happy to see these beautiful ducks, though from a long distance, yesterday.  I took all of these pictures just after it had stopped raining in the late afternoon here in the yard.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Comments on: "Wednesday’s Woodpeckers & Wood Ducks" (6)

  1. TexWisGirl said:

    glad the wood ducks AND woodpeckers had successful young ones. 🙂

    • Hi Theresa, Me too! The Wood Ducks are so shy that I seldom have seen them here recently. The nearby small private lake does not have cows in it and very few boats which are all non-gas powered so it is very quiet and calm. I so enjoy seeing the ducks as well as the woodpeckers. Have a fantastic day!

  2. I would sure like to be able to see those little wood ducks!

    • Hi Montucky, They are not here often and avoid my presence when here. I think there are two hens and a drake but since they are still basically ducklings, hard to say. Have a fantastic Thurs. tomorrow!

  3. It is great to see the families growing. I love the wood ducks and the redhead woodies will always be a favorite. I love when you show the woodies.

  4. I would LOVE to capture just one shot of a wood duck, I’ve never had the opportunity! Lucky you!

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