Good-Bye to All That

9 January 2011 8 Comments Home » Birds

One last look at a Red-bellied Woodpecker,
a fugitive appearing only to disappear again,
scarlet traces fading in the sky.

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker | Melanerpes carolinus


  • Pete Rogan said:

    Busy, busy, busy! Must fly! Don’t want to get caught just knockin’ my head against a tree, y’know.

  • Michael Sinclair said:

    Really fantastic shot Rick, as per usual!

  • Marla said:

    I’m outta here!

  • Rich Cook said:

    I love this shot.

  • Diane said:

    Sky diving at it’s finest!

    SWEET!! Loving the moment.

  • Rick said:

    Thanks Diane. Too fast for me.

  • Olivia V. Ambrogio said:

    What a gorgeous, exhilirating shot! And proof once again that the people who name birds are nuts–that woodpecker does *not* have a red belly, just a faint stain of red near its rump (and a red nape). Crazy ornithologists…

  • Rick said:

    Thanks Olivia. Crazy photographers, too.

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