Not usually a perching bird

I have set this branch over top of my feeders so I can try to get some shots of the birds lining up for a turn.  This works well to get an image that looks much more natural and has an un-cluttered background.  Most often, you only see the perching birds stopping here but, in this case, I caught a woodpecker on the branch.  I almost always see them either hanging from the side of a suet feeder or going up and down the side of a tree.

I think when the feeding stations are really busy, I might get just about any visitor waiting on the overhaning branch.  Certainly hope so since this is the kind of shot I’m trying to get.

Female Downy Woodpecker

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ 263AB 100 tripod
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
600mm @ f/8 – 1/125 sec – ISO 800

#BirdWatching #birds #DownyWoodpecker #winter #Georgia #WithMyTamron

Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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