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A few images of a pair of Red-bellied Woodpeckers that I found on one of my hikes back in 2013. They were preparing that hole in the tree for a nest, bringing bedding materials and what have you to the cavity in the tree. I never did go back to see how they did beyond these initial shoots. red-bellied woodpecker022red-bellied woodpecker020Xred-bellied woodpecker021red-bellied woodpecker023

A picture that I took on a Ojai, California vacation trip a few years ago. I know that the bee is a bumble bee of some sort but I've never seen a black one before taking this trip. It was about the same size as the ones we have here in New York State but the wings were a little smaller. The yellow and black ones that we have, have wings about the same size as there hole bodies . It still made for a nice image perched on this purplish flowers gathering nectar.