Before and After Lunch


Yesterday afternoon we took a walk on the bike path and then drove out to Garbry Big Woods Reserve. It was very warm, and there was not much activity. We did see some turtles .. but that’s a photo for another day.

Just before we headed home I saw this Red-headed Woodpecker in a tree at the entrance to the Garbry Big Woods Sanctuary. I shot the photo on the right. The shadows were not great, but it was a photo.

Suddenly the woodpecker took off, heading in my direction, but at about a 40° incline. After a short flight, he seemed to stop mid-flight then return to the same tree. I captured a much better photo, but missed the best shot of what looked like a dragonfly in his mouth. In that photo you can tell he is still working on getting it down the hatch. Yummy, protein.

~ Rick

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