I get a few woodpeckers in my garden, but this beauty was found in a woodland along the Niagara River. As most know, it is rather dark in the dense woodlands. I was out looking for pine branches to set up my garden photo studio for my woodpeckers and songbirds at home. More on that later. While looking for Austrian and White Pine Trees, this guy and his mate were flying from tree to tree. Of course I had to drop my branches and grab the camera.
It was tough getting clean photos of the quick little woodpeckers. I was dodging branches, tree stumps, fallen branches and repositioning myself to see the woodpecker past all the branches, all while trying not to scare my little friends going about collecting berries.
Lucky, I got them to sit still. In my backyard photo studio you plan where they land which makes photos much more appealing as you control shade and sun and which way and how they perch. I let you in on my garden photo tips soon. I welcome the snow too. Winter is for the birds! They make the most beautiful winter garden color.