Hammerheads ~ Woodpeckers not Sharks!

Woodpeckers are constantly pounding their heads into trees with a force that you’d think would give them an awful headache.  My mother-in-law, who never used to consider herself a bird lover, is now not only a fan of my Aviary art but a contributor to the National Audubon Society!  She recently sent me an article on Woodpeckers knowing that I would be interested.  I found it fascinating and I thought you might too!  ☺

From the Audubon Newsletter February 2015 Photograph by Wil Hershberger

From the Audubon Newsletter February 2015 Photograph by Wil Hershberger

It’s good to know that the little, mostly redheaded birds don’t get concussions or damage their brain tissue using their heads as jackhammers.

Here are a few of my Woodpecker pics for your viewing pleasure!  ☺

Downy Woodpecker photographed by William R. Beebe

Downy Woodpecker photographed by William R. Beebe

Pileated Woodpecker photographed by William R. Beebe

Pileated Woodpecker photographed by William R. Beebe

Red-bellied Woodpecker photographed by William R. Beebe

Red-bellied Woodpecker photographed by William R. Beebe

Redheaded Woodpecker photographed by William R. Beebe

Redheaded Woodpecker photographed by William R. Beebe

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker photographed by William R. Beebe

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker photographed by William R. Beebe

Thanks as always for following my art, my photography, and my journal! 


One of the joys of being an artist is having the freedom to follow my passion...
— William R. Beebe
What's next? Drawing by William R. Beebe

What's next?

Drawing by William R. Beebe