I believe this is a male Red Bellied Woodpecker because of the red all the way to the top of its head. The females only have red color up to the back bottom portion of their head. We live in a clearing in the Mark Twain national Forest so even though there are a lot of these birds about in the forest I don’t normally see them near our feeders at our home here in Southeast Missouri*

Nikon D90 with Nikkor 300mm VR lens on auto focus


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  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 1 year ago


  • Thank you

    – barnsis

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 1 year ago

    His eyes are so defined…how very beautiful!

  • Thank you Sis

    – barnsis

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 1 year ago

    A Gorgeous capture . . . perfect!!!

  • Thank you very much Lori

    – barnsis

  • Penny Rinker
    Penny Rinkerover 1 year ago

    Another beautiful work of art by you Byron! Great image

  • Thank you very much Penny

    – barnsis

  • Gregg Williams
    Gregg Williamsover 1 year ago

    Yep, it’s a male. They get used to you and trust you after awhile. I always say “Hi red” and he grumbles something back, grabs his seed and fly’s away and always comes back. Nice sharp image with perfect DOF.

  • Thank you very much Gregg, he doesn’t come around every day, maybe one or two days a week.

    – barnsis

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...over 1 year ago

    Had one of his family trying to make his way into my attic just last week.. Had to seal up that opening real fast…
    Nice capture…they’re very evasive…..

  • They can make a mess of a house in a hurry. Thank you

    – barnsis

  • JDL15
    JDL15over 1 year ago

    good capture
    very sharp
    excellent colour

  • Thank you John

    – barnsis

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 1 year ago

    4 January 2013 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertover 1 year ago

    Awesome my friend !!!!!!!!!!

  • Thank you my friend

    – barnsis

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertover 1 year ago



  • What a great surprise Mr. T, thank you very much

    – barnsis

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