the red headed beauty

Beauty can be so elusive.

Last winter I tried repeatedly, without success, to capture the red bellied woodpecker that graced our bird feeders on a regular schedule.

To quote the Scarecrow from the Wizard of OZ, ” Oh Joy! Oh Rapture!”

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I finally caught him/her on the feeder at the front porch.

Not to confuse anyone but this is the Red-bellied woodpecker.  They are pale, medium-sized woodpeckers common in forest areas of the East.  Their strikingly barred backs and gleaming red caps make them an unforgettable sight – just don’t confuse them with the Red-headed woodpeckers, that are mostly black on the back with white wing patches.

Success at last!

Hope y’all have captured a little success this week that gives you happy.

See you later, Bye!