BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

RIGHT-SIDE UP (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

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I usually see downy woodpeckers on the vertical as they work their way up and down tree trunks searching for insects. So it was nice to see the first bird in a landing pattern on the tree branch if only for a minute. It was windy that day and it had ruffled his head feathers. I came upon the second bird as he was feeding on Staghorn Sumac something I’ve only seen in the fall. Most of the year they seem to prefer an insect diet.

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27 thoughts on “RIGHT-SIDE UP (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

  1. Excellent captures Belinda! Happy Holidays! 🙂 ❤

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  2. Gorgeous, Belinda! Enjoy the holidays. 😀

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  3. These are beautiful shots of this Downy, Belinda. Now that you pointed it out, it does seem curious to see the woodpecker just sitting perched on a branch.

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  4. What a beautiful woodpecker! Beautifully captured.

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  5. Beautiful photos. We have a suet feeder and we get downy and hairy woodpeckers. I love watching the birds. Enjoy your holidays 🙂

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  6. What a cute little guy! Well captured with your camera.

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  7. Little but so much beauty there! Happy Holidays, Belinda! 🙂

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  8. Oh what extraordinary beauty! There is so little red on the downy woodpecker, how marvelous to have found this one with the flaming sumac for accenting his crown.

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  9. Beautifully taken. Happy Holidays Belinda.

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  10. Nice, clear shots. Hard to get.

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  11. Really beautiful portraits. Adrian

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  12. Very appealing picture of the downy sitting on a branch!

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  13. Nice pics. You captured the red on their heads nicely

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