Sunday

Preparing for the Future


You had better live your best and act your best and think your best today; for today is the sure preparation for tomorrow and all the other tomorrows that follow.
-Harriet Martineau

It was amazing to watch this female Red-bellied Woodpecker excavating a nest cavity. At some points she would be completely inside the hole with just a bit of her tail sticking out. She worked very hard at it!

19 comments:

Jayne said...

It's amazing what they can do once they get busy, isn't it? She's lovely Kerri. :c)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Stunning image.Hope you are enjoying a great day.
Blessings,Ruth

Blu said...

What a delight to view these beautiful birds in your blog! Bravo.

Tiggeriffic said...

I have a pair of these at my house here in Iowa. The hole they make in a tree is huge.. But the sad thing is the red-winged blackbirds take over and make them nest elsewhere... I have 6 bluebird houses out and those darn red-wings sit on top of the bird house and not let any bird nest.. Red-wings are too fat to get into the box ...They are very territorial~!

SouthernSass said...

Amazing capture Kerri. I bet you enjoyed watching her work too!

Sarah Knight said...

Beautiful, there must have been some bugs in there :)

the wild magnolia said...

Timely quote and beautiful picture of the woodpecker. They are always about the business of their life!

Thanks for sharing!

Hilary said...

Wonderful shot. How long did it take her to complete this.. any idea?

PoetessWug said...

What a beautiful shot, especially because I know she didn't stand still so you could take it!!...She's like a lot of people, working hard, completely focused, and not knowing that their tail is hanging out!! ^_^

jabblog said...

They do work hard, don't they - and noisily!
I love your chickadee - what a delightfully smart little bird, dressed in his best :-)

lailani said...

I bet this was fun to watch! Like the quote too :)

Appalachian Lady said...

Great photo. Was it taken recently? I was wondering when they do that.

Becky and Gary said...

This is so cool Kerri. I love these woodpeckers.
B.

SandyCarlson said...

She is my hero. What an image, what an accomplishment!

Julie G. said...

Wonderful capture of a very cool looking bird! Those Red-bellied Woodpeckers can be so diligent. I always enjoy viewing your bird photos --- forever perfection!

Country Girl said...

You are always at the right spot at the right moment. I'm beginning to think you're magic.

Glen Webber (Wildlife Photography) said...

Awesome Woodpecker photograph. What a beautiful bird.

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Beautiful capture - they are wonderful birds to watch in action.

Jim Denham said...

Wonderful birds woodpeckers! I love watching them! Well photographed Kerri - love the catchlight!

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