13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Hairy Woodpecker on dried Sunflower

This is a photograph of a female Hairy woodpecker eating sunflower seeds. She is having a hard time hanging on the flimsy sunflower stalk. I love the open wings to see the pattern of black and white checks and spots.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Huson, Montana, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7000
Copyright: © debra schwartznau