Red-headed Woodpeckers at Blackwater NWR
Going back through my photos taken at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge the last few months, I found these to share of a Red-headed Woodpecker, this first one making his way up a dead tree.
Arriving at the top, he checked his surroundings.
He then proceeded to snatch up the insects from the decaying snag.
Red-headed Woodpecker with insect
Another Red-headed Woodpecker who appears to be deep in thought.
The background in the last photo shows just a few of the numerous dead trees still standing in an area on the Wildlife Drive that is home to a large population of these beautiful birds.