Saturday, June 28, 2014

Two birds

The red-bellied woodpecker was hard to find, and took off shortly after I did, but I like the shot of her at the trunk - look at that tongue. And the cardinal has a mite infestation that has caused him to molt all his black feathers, leaving his face bare. Hasn't stopped him flying around with a female, though.

PS: cardinals actually molt their heads bare every year, so this guy just might be starting that process early.

cardinal with bare face

cardinal with bare face

red-bellied woodpecker twisting to reach tree trunk

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3 Comments:

At 12:39 PM, June 29, 2014 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

"Hasn't stopped him flying around with a female, though": Don't cardinals mate for life?

 
At 2:45 PM, June 29, 2014 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

Oddly, considering that they are sexually dimorphous, yes.

 
At 4:25 PM, June 29, 2014 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

Chacun à son goût!

 

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