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.

both parent red-headed woodpeckers
now, just where are you going?

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.

red-headed woodpecker

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.

Mom Godiva up high to left of nest; look for her bright white head
her two fledglings in the nest on each side of main trunk
red-headed woodpecker
osprey male
great blue heron

Jordan Lake Neighborhood
The red-headed woodpecker often drills more than one nest cavity before deciding which one to use.
The northern yellow-shafted flicker can chisel out its own cavity but is not adverse to stealing a site.
The red-headed woodpecker had made 3 holes on one side of the tree and 1 hole on the opposite side.
The flicker didn’t care which one she got, she was just determined to take a cavity for herself.
I don’t know who won the dispute, yet.