During the last winter I had the chance to come quite close to some birds, including woodpeckers, in fact closer than ever before. Winter is gone now - at least lets hope so. However lets start my postings with some bird pictures. Most of them were taken at North Chagrin Reservation.
At first Woodpeckers:
The largest woodpecker in the USA proofen to exist is the Pileated Woodpecker (1). This is a male one busy making big holes into that tree hunting for ant and bug larva. Another impressive but very shy one is the Red-headed Woodpecker (2). The head feathers of this one are still in the process of replacement.
The Red-bellied Woodpecker (3) is one where you might ask yourself if its name is accurat, but it has indeed some orange-red feathers on his belly. The smallest Woodpecker in northeastern Ohio is the Downy Woodpecker (4).