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Red-bellied Woodpecker-female


Posted by Cynthia Crawford on Wed Jan 19, 2022 7:09 am

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I was watching little birds through my window when I caught a glimpse of this beauty. I'm so excited! We've had a male here for the last year- a first where I live. Last spring he called and called for a mate. But we never saw a female. Now she's here!  They are both extremely shy.

Not the greatest shot through a dirty window , perhaps, but sometimes the story is worth as much as the shot in my mind :)
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by Eia on Wed Jan 19, 2022 8:35 am
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I would not have known this was taken thru a window. The snow really allows him to stand out.  Regardless - a beautiful view and equally beautiful story. Glad they paired up. Life is good. :)
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by Cynthia Crawford on Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:03 am
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Eia wrote:
I would not have known this was taken thru a window. The snow really allows him to stand out.  Regardless - a beautiful view and equally beautiful story. Glad they paired up. Life is good. :)

Thank you, Eia.  I hope they pair up- we shall see , come spring!
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by david fletcher on Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:48 pm
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Fabulous capture Cindy! Great info and congrats on the sighting!
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by peter makuch on Wed Jan 19, 2022 3:51 pm
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a nice shot but you should of opened the window, superbly done for the capture CYNTHIA.
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Wed Jan 19, 2022 4:28 pm
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a nice shot but you should of opened the window, superbly done for the capture CYNTHIA.

Hey Peter, thanks. I had 5 seconds to get the shot.  :mrgreen:  Opening the window would have scared the bird completely away!  Hope to see it again but not likely time to open any windows...very shy bird.
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by Cindy Marple on Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:21 pm
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This really looks wonderful against the darker background. Such a pretty winter scene. Hopefully she sticks around and gives you continued photo ops!
 

by Karl Egressy on Wed Jan 19, 2022 10:07 pm
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Nice image of a great looking bird. Hope you have them both for the breading season.
 

by Tusar Bhowmik on Thu Jan 20, 2022 3:09 am
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Beautiful bird and photo.
 

by Carol Clarke on Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:27 am
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You can't tell it was done through a window, Cindy! What a lovely sighting and hopefully you will have more opportunities with them as a pair as the year progresses. What a nice surprise for you and well taken. Looking forward to following developments!

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by himadri roy on Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:39 am
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Fantastic image of this woodpecker.
 

by Axel Hildebrandt on Thu Jan 20, 2022 12:29 pm
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Great winter mood and nice that you have a pair in your area now and maybe even some chicks to watch in a few months.
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by ADKShooter on Fri Jan 21, 2022 4:32 pm
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Congratulations on getting this image of a first timer to your yard. Having photographed them in the past there is no doubt that they are a notoriously shy bird. I have fed them and photographed them from a favorite place to photograph them from a car and even after many years they still remain amongst the shyest birds I see. Well done and god luck going forward with the pair.
 

by Mary Brun on Wed Jan 26, 2022 4:52 am
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What a beautiful winter portrait!
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