Woodpeckers Home Construction

This Red-bellied Woodpecker has been working extremely hard getting a nest hole ready for this years home. He picked a dead limb on an old Hickory tree in our neighbors yard. It has been fun to watch and also a little tiring as he would be at it hours on end. I wonder if he ever ended up with a headache after all that drilling. He would, once in awhile, take a break and lay low on the top part of the limb. We had a Coopers Hawk flying low over the yard 3 times that day and I was sure hoping during one of this guys “rest periods” wouldn’t get picked off by the hawk.  He was lucky and hopefully will find a female who will like his construction work.



  1. April 14, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Red Bellies are fun to watch. They make some crazy sounds too. Nice photo Joleen!

    • jkgphotos said,

      April 14, 2012 at 7:33 am

      They have been a lot of fun to watch. Thanks for checking in!

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