Almost every time I go to Idlewild, Michigan I see a red-headed woodpecker, Melanerpes erythrocephalus. They aren't rare, but I never seem to see them really close to where I live.
This is my third try at getting a decent picture, and it's the best one yet, although still not really good. The distance is always so far that I have to use the digital zoom as well as the optical one, which makes for fuzzy pictures.
I love the bold blocks of color on these birds. I'm probably also partial to them because they were common on our farm when I was a child.
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See Colored Heads and Striped Legs
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