I couldn’t help but believe that this photo of the female Hairy Woodpecker was the best candidate to follow the previous post of the male. After all, they are a pair. Although taken exactly 3 weeks apart, this shot of the female demonstrates how persistent the woodpeckers are at frequenting an area; especially if food is near by. During the day of this capture, it was cloudy and then it began snowing quite profusely around mid-day. Fortunately, I was able to get a few sharp shots. Darkness wasn’t the issue but rather maintaining focus on the woodpecker as the snow was heavily falling between her and me. As for Mrs. Hairy, well I thought she appeared mystified by the sudden change in weather and millions of snowflakes. Unfortunately, we’ve been in a snow drought this winter and we’re all wondering how to handle this fluffy new white stuff. My bet is she handles it all better than me.



About Jim Rook

Wildlife, Landscape & Nature Photography, Alexandria, MN
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