Red-headed Woodpecker feeding young in Marquette County Wisconsin on June 11, 2018

Doing some birding I came across a pair of Red-headed Woodpeckers. One bird was bringing insects to the nest hole in a dead oak. The other adult perched at a distance off a ways  from the nest hole. I hung around for 3 feedings and then let them be. It was a beautiful day, mostly sunny with some gusts of winds which made for a stunning day out there, and no mosquito’s. Images were taken on June 11, 2018.

Red-headed Woodpecker leaving the nest hole after feeding young…

Bringing the insects to the young after a few minutes…

Going into the nest hole…

Before entering the nest hole…

Leaving…

Just standing by, the young know that…

Another bill full for the young…

Just before entering…

Perched in a nearby tree by the nest hole…

Taking a look around, watching the nest hole too…

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

7 Responses to Red-headed Woodpecker feeding young in Marquette County Wisconsin on June 11, 2018

  1. Ken & Barb Wardius says:

    One of our all time favorite birds. So striking & colorful. Thanks Jim.

  2. Kathi Johnson Rock says:

    So wonderful Jim!! I always love the stories you tell with your photos and what a beautiful bird!

  3. Annie says:

    It is such a pleasure to cascade thru your fine collection of bird pictures, of any species, at the end of my day. Yes, the Red Headed is one of many favorites of mine, just wished we had a pair in the back yard. Thanks again for sharing your finds with us.

  4. Karen Weiss says:

    Very nice story! Beautiful!

  5. Sarah Stokes says:

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos! It was good talking to you the other day at the park.

  6. Gregory Neu says:

    Jim – beautiful pictures as always. What a beautiful bird that I have not seen personally in a very long time. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Cathy says:

    Where are the babies??? How come you didn’t get a picture of the babies??? Ha! Ha!!

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