Red-bellied Woodpecker, Melanerpes carolinus:
Horsecove; Gurley, Alabama
I had a good afternoon in the blind today, and finally got a male Red-bellied Woodpecker that I am happy with. I also shot the female red-bellied, male and female downy, pine warbler, chickadee and white-breasted nuthatch. As far as this image, I love the pose, as it show the bird's striped back and the red-tinged cheek feathers. If you like this image, and others on the blog, please send a link to your friends.
Nikon D800, Nikkor 500mm f4, 1/60 second @ f7.1, ISO 800, Natural Light