Shaw Nature Reserve – Photo of the Month

One of my first serious bird photos I made, showing a Red-bellied Woodpecker taking advantage of some Black Gum berries, was honored as March’s “Photo of the Month” by SNR.

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“Red-bellied Woodpecker”

Technical details: Canon EOS 50D camera, EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM +1.4x @ 280mm, ISO 400,  f/6.7, 1/750 sec
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2 thoughts on “Shaw Nature Reserve – Photo of the Month

  1. Too cool! An excellent choice by the staff at SNR. Congratulations!

    Harrison notes that “Common Starlings are aggressive competitors of Red-bellied Woodpeckers, often forcing them to abandon excavations after completion. Author has pair of banded birds on his grounds in Florida that raises 2 broods in birdhouses each year, but only after Starlings are forcibly ejected early in season.”

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