This Red-bellied Woodpecker is all work and busier than ever now. It is drilling holes in the dead wood at the crown of an Oak Tree at the shoreline of the pond. The woodpeckers peck at the wood and form caches of foods which the birds store away for the Winter. The birds are active, and food is plentiful. Acorns and nuts are ripening on the trees here. The pond and nearby lake and the cattle pasture across the pond, are reasons why there are lots of insects for the birds to dine on. I took these pictures in my yard on Sept. 17, 2012. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
September 20, 2012