Day 120 – 365 Project…Bird Feeder Visitor

Welcome to day 120 of  365 photos…the last few weeks, this pretty red-headed woodpecker has been visiting my bird feeder. He usually doesn’t stay very long and as soon as I get close to the window to take his photo, he is gone! Today, I was delighted when he showed up and stayed long enough for a photo op.  FINALLY,  I was able to get to the window closest to the feeder to take a couple from there. Some of the photos were taken from the bedroom to the feeder which meant I was shooting at an angle.

He landed on top of the post first and then checked out ways to get to the food in the feeders. Some of his tries didn’t look too comfortable but he finally got it figured out. I hope that enjoy the photos of this beautiful bird. It is a joy to see him come to the feeders.Red-headed woodpecker at feederCamera: Nikon D7100 – Lens: Nikon 80-400mm
Focal Length: 400mm – Aperture: f/8.0 – Shutter Speed: 1/1000  second – ISO: 1000
Click on any of the photos to see a slide show of larger photos.

Glad that you stopped by my self-project of a photo a day for 365 days. If this is your first time to my site and you wonder what this 365 days of photos is all about, click HERE to read the original post. Settings are added to the photos so that I can remember what I’ve used and can see if any future photos done with other settings turn out better or worse. Remember, this project is all about my learning more about photography.

Check out E-liz Treasures to see what my friend in Maine is doing with her daily photos.

Comments are always welcomed. I would love to hear from you.


  1. Paula says

    Beautiful feather detail in a beautiful bird! We have a few in locally isolated areas but not too many.

    • G L Buzzell says

      Yes, Paula, the feather detail is really pretty. Glad to have it coming to the feeders.

    • G L Buzzell says

      I am lucky to have it come to the feeder. The first photo was my favorite too.

  2. Donna Bridges says

    Gladys that is just so beautiful .Your are lucky to see so many different birds and colorfull birds!!

    • G L Buzzell says

      Hi Donna. Yes, it is a beautiful bird. I do feel lucky to see the different birds.