Daily Archives: November 3, 2020

Red-bellied Woodpecker showing its belly

Red-bellied Woodpecker: Kennebunk Maine, USA — I had been birding for years before I got to see the red belly on a Red-bellied Woodpecker, and then to say that I was underwhelmed would only be the truth. I can think of lots of more descriptive names for this bird…unfortunately they are all already taken by other woodpeckers…which is how, I always figured, the Red-bellied Woodpecker got its name. In this shot the belly is showing as well as I have ever seen it…though I have better photos of the bird overall. For one thing it was taken through thermal glass. I have learned that if I attempt to get the deck door open for a shot…or even if I get too close to door, the Red-bellieds are off…and I don’t get my shot. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Polarr and Apple Photos. ISO 500 @ f4 @ 1/50000th.