I think that Red-bellied Woodpecker followed me home

At least, it sure looks that way.  After finding the Red-belly across town I came home to hear one calling out his territory right on our cul-de-sac.  The first place I saw him was up in the palm tree in front of my house.  Then, he went for the highest clear view he could find to size up the neighborhood.  I guess he liked it because he started chasing off all the other woodpeckers he could see.  Unfortunately, most of them turned out to be reflections in our windows.  This picture was actually taken as he threatened the evil intruder in our bronze reflective double glazed door.

   

Unfortunately, most of them turned out to be reflections in our windows.  this picture was actually taken as he threatened the evil intruder in our bronze reflective double glazed door.  The golden hour of sunset was added to the bronze to account for the unusual coloring.  I was close enough to use the 105mm f2.8 VR Micro-Nikkor.

Of course, ours wasn’t the only house visited in the close.  He seemed quite enamored of his reflection in a neighbors house which has a higher roof than ours.  In fact, he liked it so much that he decided to move in.  He pecked a hole in a styrofoam faux beam at the soffet and felt quite proud of himself.

 

So, that’s our new neighbor.  The folks with the faux beam aren’t quite as amused as I am so, I expect the woodpecker will be moved on soon but, it makes for an interesting event for a small town. 🙂

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About birds n' bugs

Retired, living in SW Florida and spending my time at nature photography in my local area. I volunteer with a couple of local organizations to help my adopted home town. Travelling is now by airplane and car instead of a sailboat but happy anyway.
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