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Our Winter Bird Highlights, summarizing the results from the 2022-23 season, is now online.


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Janet Lewis

Frankfort, MI, United States


I hadn’t seen a Red Headed Woodpecker in many years… but I was visiting my brother in Northern Michigan this past spring and low and behold this beauty flew onto his suet feeder. Then after a quick meal flew up to this tree. It appeared (s)he was exploring the possibility of building a nest in the tree as the bird kept returning to the same tree, pounding away at the same spot. What a special moment and I was thrilled to capture a number of decent images of this striking, and seemingly scarce bird.

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Species: Red-headed Woodpecker

Woody The Woodpecker

One reply on “Woody the Woodpecker”

Theresa Nickels says:

Beautiful shot, Janet! How lucky you are to have seen it!

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