Jordan Lake. Earlier in the season I posted pictures of the parent red-headed woodpeckers. Here is one of the parents and its fledgling! I love the brilliance of the adults, but I also adore the quiet brown essence of the fledgling.The fledgling sticks a neat landing in 2nd photo.
Doc Ellen’s Natural Minute 06/17/2022
Jordan Lake. I caught the red-headed woodpecker couple on a little bit of video for you. One parent was in the nesting cavity – incubating or brooding – and its partner arrived. The parents traded off nest duties while I was watching. Hope you enjoy!
Red-headed Woodpecker Parents
Jordan Lake. This pair of red-headed woodpeckers have started incubation – can you see the parent inside the nest cavity in the 1st photo? Both parents incubate the eggs. The male usually takes night duty. The startled questioning look on the one that was down deep inside and popped out as the other parent disappeared is quite funny.
Red-Headed Woodpecker Catches His Meal
Jordan Lake. The red-headed woodpecker is excellent at catching flying insects on the wing. It is a mite bulkier than most of our flycatchers. As you can see here these woodpeckers certainly accomplish the task with relish! Also it just so happened that this morning at the lake I didn’t see a single bald eagle of any age – yep, no bald eagles for my new camera to track.
Doc Ellen’s First Day with the New Camera
Jordan Lake. My very first day with my brand-new camera and lens that all of you helped me, in so many ways, to purchase.
I have a lot of learning in front of me! Using this camera is like learning to fly the space shuttle so hang in there with me. I will keep practicing and trying all the ways this camera can be used. Thank you all again for all of your support in oh so many ways.
Jordan Lake Neighborhood: Woodpecker and Flicker, 8 photos 5/23/2019