Red-headed Woodpecker


I last shared a photo of a Red-bellied Woodpecker, this post shares another woodpecker species, the Red-headed Woodpecker.

Whew, time flies when things get crazy busy, leaving you no time for hobbies.  I’ve missed posting, and I’ve missed your blogs!  Getting home a month later than planned due to the pandemic, we had much to do, crammed in half the time left, before departing for a preplanned June trip.

Whew again.  We are now in Indiana for our scheduled warranty work appointment on our RV.

As soon as we arrived, I immediately saw a beautiful Red-headed Woodpecker making its rounds on the trees around us at the campground.  It didn’t take long to get a couple nice photos of it.


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Red-headed Woodpecker


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Red-headed Woodpecker hopping up the tree with its larvae snack


Hmmmm…..wonder what other birds and wildlife I’ll be finding in Indiana for the next few weeks while here?  😉



53 thoughts on “Red-headed Woodpecker

  1. That’s my favorite woodpecker. I used to have them nesting in my backyard but no more. Great shots, Donna. 🙂

  2. Glad to hear you’re back safe and sound! These shots of the red headed woodpecker are fantastic, Donna! What a beauty. This is one woodpecker I have yet to see “in person“ ☺️I am sure you will enjoy the northern woods and the many birds ‘back home’!

    • Thank you much, Carol, I love that bright red head, it just shines in the sunlight. I hope one day you get to, they are strikingly elegant, and my favorite woodpecker. 🙂

  3. Beautiful captures, Donna! I’ve only seen one in person my whole life. Sadly, this species is in decline due to habitat loss. It’s nice to see a photo of one.

  4. Hello Donna,
    Very happy to see a new post from you. I agree, what a beautiful bird. The rich, deep red is stunning. I hope you are staying safe, healthy and well 🙂

  5. Nice photo of a red head woodpecker! We have in an aspen a woodpecker net with some chick. They tweets all day long and it sounds like couple of firealarms! They keep their parents busy…

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