Hairy Woodpecker

1/1250s at f8.0 ISO:640, Canon Mark III 1Ds w/800mm x1.4 converter

The Hairy Woodpecker is a medium-sized woodpecker. It is at home across most of the continent. These birds forage on trees, often turning over bark or excavating to uncover insects. They mainly eat insects; also fruits, berries and nuts, sometimes tree sap. Mating pairs will excavate a hole in a tree, where they will tend to, on average, four white eggs. For about 2 weeks both parents incubate. Fledglings leave the nest 4 to 5 weeks later.
Rocky Mountain N.P., CO