A Woodpecker at Huntley Meadows Park

We have just come back from a visit to Ireland which is wonderful but chilly. Our weather at home has been nice, so we decided to enjoy it by taking a walk in Huntley Meadows Park.  We met two serious bird photographers as we walked and one of them pointed out a red-headed woodpecker building a nest. Even though we don’t have the extremely long lenses needed for the task, our general purpose zoom let us capture the following photograph. It shows a nesting woodpecker throwing wood chips in the air as it enlarges its new nest.

This photo was taken on May 9, 2018. Specs are:

Canon 200D, ISO 320, f/16, 1/320 sec, 250 mm.

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