Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Red-Headed Woodpeckers, July 1, 2015

Wild Bird Wednesday, ABC Wednesday, and Wednesday Waters

Wild Bird Wednesday
Red-Headed Woodpecker, Booneville, Mississippi, USA, June 28, 2015
Red-Headed Woodpeckers, Melanerpes erythrocephalus, have a breeding range all across the eastern half of the United States and southeastern Canada. They can be found at any time of the year in the southeastern US except for tropical Florida.  Males and females have the same coloring; juveniles have a brown head instead of red.

Woodpeckers drill holes in trees and posts looking for wood-boring insects, and they search the ground for beetles, ants, and dropped seeds. They can catch flying insects in mid-air much like a Flycatcher, and they store acorns and nuts for winter food.

Woodpeckers can use their stiff tail feathers as a brace as they drill for insects or excavate a cavity for a nest.  You can attract them to your area by filling feeders with cracked corn, sunflower seeds, and suet.

ABC Wednesday
Y is for Yellow

Lots of things are yellow, of course, but I was intrigued by this leaf caught in a spider's web.

Wednesday Waters
Tenn-Tom Waterway, Tishomingo county, Mississippi, USA, June 26, 2015

The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway is a man-made canal that connects the Tennessee River to the Port of Mobile on the Gulf Coast (234 miles - 377 kilometers) via the Tombigbee River. It provides commercial navigation from the mid-south region of the country to the Gulf of Mexico.  As a happy side-effect of its ten locks and dams, we have lakes for fishing and water sports, and there are wildlife management areas along its banks.

Have a Wonderful Day!

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  1. The canal waterway is so beautiful. Love the view in the last photo.

  2. Beautiful captures of the Redheaded Woodpecker. I love the shot of the canal. Have a happy day!

  3. One yellow leaf ! Nice, love the woodpecker too !

  4. Such pretty photos. I especially love the woodpecker!

  5. Beautiful pictures, I like the woodpecker.
    Best regards, Irma

  6. Cute bird and the leaf picture is pretty clever!

    Best wishes,
    ABCW team.

  7. The canal looks a lovely place to walk and I love all your bird shots as well as the yellow leaf. Atfirst I thought it was floating.

  8. how long will the leaf stay there? The web is almost invisible.

  9. Wonderful woodpecker shots! Love the yellow leaf caught in the spider web. And the Tenn-Tombigbee sure brought back memories for me!

  10. I love Red-headed Woodpeckers, in their patriotic garb. I must go out now and find one!

  11. Nice shots of the woodpecker.


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