Red-bellied Woodpecker paid us a visit this morning. What a striking bird! I had not seen one before today and was tempted to call it a red-headed woodpecker. Looking online at audubon.org I found its true name and other interesting information. For example: “Primarily a bird of the southeast, where its rolling calls are familiar sounds in swamps and riverside woods. Omnivorous and adaptable, this woodpecker has also adjusted to life in suburbs and city parks, and in recent years it has been expanding its range to the north. Despite the name, the red on the belly is not often visible in the field.”
Not wanting to scare it away by stepping outside, I stood at our kitchen window and took a few photos. It would feed from the ground then fly up into the oak tree, repeating this several times. I wish I could have gotten a clearer photo when it was it the oak tree, however it seemed to like one particular spot where the branches were between us!
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