I met this guy in the woods the other day.
He was busy drilling a hole in this tree. When he heard my camera shutter going off, I don’t quite know what he was thinking, but maybe he thought the sound was another Sapsucker…
I got his attention! That’s when he came flying right at me, it seemed like he cleared my head by only a few inches. I wasn’t making any other noises, just clicking away with the camera.
Now, how bout a little grooming. This guy was very cooperative. You can tell it’s a male Woodpecker because he has red below the chin. Both male and female have the red crest, but only the male has the extra red feathers under the chin.
O.K. you wanted to see why I have this insane name? Here it is: my beautiful yellow belly!