Red Headed Woodpecker

This gorgeous bird is a somewhat rare sight for me and so every visit is a thrill. Apparently this type of bird used to be common, but the story has, sadly, changed. Normally they eat insects, but I think the peanut chips I put on a feeder tray every now and again, entices them in for a visit.
Getting ready to fly away with a treasured peanut.

I wish I could do this, I think.

I promise you, I didn’t use photoshop to put this bird’s head on it’s body backwards.

I’m not sure if I’d like having the ability to turn my head around this far! I’m sure that for a bird it’s a great plus for keeping an eye out for predators, but I generally don’t have that problem.