Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Red-Bellied Woodpecker

Peck, peck, peck

Anything in there?

At the end of last week I took time to take a walk in the woods next to our house.   The weather was a little chilly but it was clear and sunny and the fall colors were too enticing.  I actually have a pretty interesting story about this walk but I was eager to share this series of photos of a female red-bellied woodpecker.   I was shooting into the sinking sun so the back lighting is kind of rough on a few shots but I hope you will see the interesting foraging and feasting of this busy bird.

 It was lots of fun to watch, and try to get a great photograph.  At one point she landed so close to me I started muttering in a whisper to myself, "Oh gosh, oh gosh."  I sounded a little like the cartoon octopus Oswald!  Well enjoy these shots, and some fun evolution defying facts about woodpeckers!


Who loves red-heads?

See the gray face shows this is a female

Every once in a while I prefer a little scientific info to help praise the Lord for His creation.  I knew instead of a written devotion for this post, I just had to share this short 5 minute video of Dr. Jobe Martin explaining how the woodpecker defies evolution.  Watch and see how God is truly magnificent in showing His handiwork through even a little bird! 


  1. Thanks for sharing this video and pictures Allison. It is truly amazing how the Lord created this bird with its special attributes.

  2. WOW! These photo's are absolutely brilliant, Allison!! I would say your best work yet! :D