I got up this morning and there was a hairy woodpecker working hard on a tree. He wasn’t where I usually shoot, but I managed to find a window that was clean enough to shoot through and I got some really nice pictures of a Hairy Woodpecker — that’s the medium size one — doing his job. It must be hard finding bugs right now because it has been so dry, but apparently he found quite the bonanza in this particular tree. He was beating up on it when I got to the kitchen and was still working on it when I moved on to coffee. Maybe he found a nest of something?
It was interesting getting sharp pictures because his little head was in constant motion, moving so rapidly you could barely see the movements. You’d think all that pounding would give him a headache! Don’t they have beautiful patterns in their feathers? Especially from the side!