Friday, February 22, 2013
SmugMug Daily Link
If you look closely, you can just see the red patch on her belly. This is a female. You can tell the difference by the red patch on their heads. If it stops half way around, it's a female. If it goes back to beak all the way around, it's a male. I have both at my suet feeder. These guys are shy and loud but also the biggest birds at my feeders except the occasional Blue Jay.
I know this shot is not very good technically,m but it's the best thing I shot today in the gray rain, and I thought you might enjoy it anyway. A bit far away, low light, through glass, and worst focused on the tree bark and not really the bird. Sigh. She flew as soon as I took it. On days when the sun is out, this area is shadowed or a bright glare. I an't seem to win.