While I don't spend my days thinking about it, one of the photos I have always wanted to capture is a woodpecker in action. Not too easy to do, as the bird has to be at just the right angle and lighting right and all that. I am still looking to get this right at some point, but got close recently with a downy woodpecker.
Close, but not really great, so I will keep looking for this shot. But here is a photo of a downy not moving at 20 pecks per second.
The second photo makes it obvious why I don't like the first photo.
Keith Christenson - Wildlife Biologist