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Millwood, VA, United States
Driving down a back road this big guy caught my attention. He was so busy destroying a stump and eating grub after grub that he didn’t even notice me. I must have sat in my car watching him for half an hour. I took countless pics of him and that stump with wood flying everywhere. I think he was getting thirsty because all of a sudden he took off and headed for the pond. It was a great way to spend a sunny afternoon and a treat to see up close just how hard those beaks really are.
Category 6: Birds in Flight
Beautiful shot and great story! Thank you for sharing it!
Thank you both so much for looking and taking the time to add a note.
Your photos always make me smile… Well done…
Beautiful, striking and vivid photo!
Love seeing all your pics.
A poignant photo!
Colors and flight–vivid!
My favorite bird plus loved Woody woodpecker as a kid…Great shot thanks for sharing!
You are so correct…a wonderful way to spend your time…all the best
Thank you all for the wonderful comments. Your support means everything.
I love all your photos 🙂 True talent!!
It is a stunning photo! Brilliant colors!
What an amazing shot!
Stunning picture, really colorful.
Gosh I’m overwhelmed. Thank you one and all for taking the time to both vote and leave such wonderful comments.
Love this !! You totally captured this magnificent woodpecker ..
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