Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Red Belly































A small patch of red on their bellies give these woodpeckers their name, 
but you have to look hard to make it out.  
The best way to see it is to lay on your back in the grass, 
looking toward the sky, 
with some peanut butter on your nose.





Since I haven't tried this personally, let me know how this works for you.  : )




Linking with Wild Bird Wednesday


30 comments:

HansHB said...

Awesome serie of photos!

pens and needles said...

Oh, Connie, I think this would be a good theory for Don to put to the test. You might have to help him up after, though....just sayin'... :) As always, I love your pictures!

Dave said...

I love the lighting here which allows a lovely tanned coloured Bokeh to compliment the stunning bird.

Gary said...

Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Carletta said...

They are such beautiful birds!
You've captured this guy beautifully! Lovely bokeh in your shots!

She Who Carries Camera said...

So that's why I've never seen it! :-)

Love your captures!

mick said...

Great photos - the first one is especially beautiful with the bright sky behind the bird.

eileeninmd said...

Pretty shots of the Redbellied woodie. They are cool birds!

Carole M. said...

fabulous captures and wonderful bird

Lisa Gordon said...

Connie, he is just beautiful, and your photographs of him are wonderful.

Karen said...

Fabulous shots Connie. I'll pass on the peanut butter on the nose trick, and take it as given that they have a red belly!

Leave It To Davis said...

lol...I wouldn't want to be the designated peanut butter plate!

Kusum Sanu said...

Wow! Those are very sharp pics of that eternally busy bird. I have tried to photograph it, it is so tiny and keeps pecking!

Sandra said...

What a stream-lined bird - now he's really posing in that first shot and showing off his lovely speckled colouring and the red feathers on his head.
In the second shot I can see a hint of red on his belly (even without peanut butter on my nose!)Lovely shots, Connie!

Brian King said...

We have them at our feeders. They're one of my favorite woodpeckers! Beautiful photos!

Sharon K said...

My husband says... "You go first Connie!"

Pat said...

What a wonderful series of photos!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Now that is a funny thought;') Have not tired it recently;') Beautiful images, as always Connie. Happy Valentines Day~

Wally Jones said...

One of our most common woodpeckers and a favorite photo subject!
Your images are superb!

Jennifer Richardson said...

grinning as i imagine
actually trying that one
and so glad for the beautiful
gift of this striking fellow
and that you were watching
and ready
with that wonderful eye
of yours:)
-Jennifer

lina@happy family said...

Awesome Woodpecker shots!

Jackie said...

Awesome series of shots. I love woodpeckers and you really have done him justice in your wonderful shots!

Happy weekend!
"Expression Needed"

Shey said...

Great idea on the peanut butter. might try it sometime. :) Awesome shots!

ladyfi said...

Such gorgeous shots!

Lighthousegal said...

Love your photos. The Red Bellied Woodpecker is one of my favorite visitors to my feeders. Not sure if I want to test your theory of seeing their red bellies.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Perfection, Connie.

Powell River Books said...

We have a small Downy Woodpecker hanging around our feeder. Ours is a female without much colour. - Margy

Lui said...

Such special shots, Connie!
So were you lying in wait instead? ;-)

Weekend-Windup said...

Awesome pictures!!!

Great shots, thanks for sharing

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Beautiful series of shots!