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Hairy Woodpeckers

Posted by Matthew Sileo on May 18, 2015 at 9:55 am
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Here an adult male Hairy Woodpecker feeds a male nestling- one of just two siblings (I think). The adult must turn its head in order to shove the food all the way down into the nestling’s crop.

District of Columbia
Rock Creek Park “Maintenance Yard”

May 2015

Canon 1D X
400mm f/2.8 + 1.4x Extender (560mm equivalent)
Shot at f/4.5, 1/1250 sec exposure with flash