Red-headed Woodpecker On A Fence Post

By | June 7, 2009

I spotted this Red-headed Woodpecker while driving down a rural road here in Arkansas. It is very rare that I get to see one of these birds here in my area.

Red-headed Woodpecker Photo

A Red-headed Woodpecker On A Post Here In Arkansas

Red-headed Woodpecker Facts

The Red-headed Woodpecker is one of only four woodpeckers known to store food, and it is the only one known to cover the stored food with wood or bark. It hides insects and seeds in cracks in wood, under bark, in fence posts, and under roof shingles. Grasshoppers are regularly stored alive, but wedged into crevices so tightly that they cannot escape.

Author: Steve Creek

An Arkansas-based wildlife photographer specializing in the wildlife found in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Steve’s images are created from his overwhelming passion for being outdoors with cameras in tow.

0 thoughts on “Red-headed Woodpecker On A Fence Post

  1. Steve Dionne

    Great capture….only seen this bird once in my entire life….!

  2. Steve Creek Post author

    I have seen more this spring than I have in a long time. I hope this continues.

  3. Ron Dudley

    Great bird and photo, Steve. It’s funny how bird populations change from year to year. Here in Utah Northern Mockingbirds are usually quite difficult to find but this year their numbers, and the areas they are found in, have increased dramatically.