SQUARES – Upside Down

Red-bellied Woodpecker captured foraging for insects in a large oak tree at St. Marks Wildlife Refuge near Tallahassee, Florida.

Red-bellied Woodpeckers are so acrobatic they could be in the circus. As they forage around for insects in trees as seen in the top photo captured at St. Marks Wildlife Refuge near Tallahassee, Florida. They are quite adaptive to visiting your feeders as well. They love the peanuts and will do a “grab and go”. So often, we will watch them come, grab a peanut and fly off to stash it in a hiding place. They will do this back and forth regimen until they raid the whole feeder of the peanuts as seen in the photo below.

Red-bellied Woodpecker stealing all the peanuts in our feeder while hanging upside down.  He grabbed it and flew off to stash it away.  This went on for over 30 minutes.

So happy to be back for squares in 2021!

Day 10 – Squares – “UP”

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20 responses to “SQUARES – Upside Down”

  1. BeckyB Avatar

    These are superb captures

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  2. restlessjo Avatar

    How beautiful is he? Perfectly posed for you, Lisa 🙂 🙂

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  3. anotherday2paradise Avatar

    I love watching our woody woodpecker. He thinks he’s the proprietor of the bird feeder.

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  4. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

    Beautiful shots of those redheaded acrobats, Lisa.

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  5. Natalie Avatar

    Beautiful photos, Lisa. Thank you for visiting my blog earlier. I just started hosting the Weekend Coffee Share on January 8. It’s on every Friday through to Sunday. You’re welcome to join in any week.

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Thank you Natalie. Your comment went into my spam. Unfortunately, I don’t drink coffee. Lots of hot chocolate but never acquired the taste for coffee. I appreciate the invite. 🙂

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Both of them in their own right. 🙂

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  6. Jim Borden Avatar

    great photos, clever bird!

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Thanks! They are fun to watch! They have such personality too!

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  7. mariawijk Avatar

    Gorgeous captures!

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Thank you so much Maria! 🙂

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  8. circadianreflections Avatar

    Beautiful images of this one, Lisa! I’ve never seen one of these.

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Oh boy! Guess we will have to plan that trip in another year. How’s your mom doing?

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      1. circadianreflections Avatar

        She’s getting stronger and stay up longer, thankfully. I’d love to make that trip!

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      2. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        That is good to hear. I’m praying for her to get better! 🙂

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  9. Jane Lurie Avatar

    Terrific shots of this acrobatic woodpecker, Lisa. A favorite bird to see.

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Thank you Jane! I just visited your 2020 photos and WOW! Pretty incredible! 🙂

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      1. Jane Lurie Avatar

        Thanks! 😊

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