Monday, January 14, 2013

The Impatient Red-Bellied Woodpecker

I had let the supply of suet cakes run out as the birds have been mostly hunting insects over the last several warm days.  With the weather going to turn cool again, I decided to whip up a batch late this afternoon when I kept seeing birds going to the empty basket.

A Red-Bellied Woodpecker that had been checking the basket on and off all day immediately flew in when I walked out to fill the feeder.  It was so impatient flying from nearby tree to nearby tree and fussing at me to hurry up.


dAwN said...

Lovely shots of the Red bellied

Paula said...

Thanks Dawn. It looks like you had a good trip to Mattamuskeet. It is one of my favorite places to go. Something different each season of the year. Enjoy your NC visit.