Red-headed Woodpeckers

February 8, 2012 at 4:38 am (Atlanta, Birds - Georgia, Photography, Wildlife) (, )

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I have only gotten glimpses of red-headed woodpeckers in Micanopy, Florida and Manhattan, Kansas. Now I have a chance to feast my eyes on these colorful birds here in Atlanta.  The bare oaks in Grant Park make it easy to find them poking the bark for grubs.

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Males and females look alike, unlike other Eastern woodpecker species whose females are a little less colorful.

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Because I do not have a true wildlife telephoto lens, I need to crop these severely.  They won’t make 8×10 prints, but they aren’t too bad on the internet.

Photographed with Nikon D-80, 55-200mm zoom lens.

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2 Comments

  1. Bob Zeller said,

    Pretty good photos I would say, even though they are severely cropped. 🙂

    • Cindy McIntyre said,

      Bob, I appreciate the photo info you post – someday I’ll have a better lens… hope you see another red-headed woody in San Angelo.

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