After a 20 cm (8 “) snowfall yesterday I glimpsed the red-bellied woodpecker at the feeder today.
We regularly get cardinals, chickadees, juncos, house sparrows, winter-faded American goldfinches, rose-breasted and white-breasted nuthatches, downy and hairy woodpeckers. A few blue jays this year have been around and the “red-bellied” seems to appear after snowstorms mainly.
I didn’t dare open the patio door (that scared it last time) or run for a bigger lens and patiently waited, while others like the female cardinal took turns. for less than ten minutes for it to come back while smaller birds had their turn.
I had the A-6000 and used the old 18-55 zoom from my old NEX-5N set on continuous shooting (mid speed) and captured the last two as it flew away:
All photos were taken at f/8, ISO 100 and 1/125.