Red Bellied Woodpecker moves in

Red-bellied woodpecker

I posted an accidental picture of a red-bellied woodpecker a week ago (I just assumed it was a downy on the feeder and wasn’t paying attention). We had never seen one before in our neighbourhood.

Since then it has been a regular visitor to our garden.  Here it is on a carved fence post. One reference said “It is called that even though it does not have a red belly” and so it appeared when I first saw it.  However, looking more closely you can see a slight tint of red at the bottom.

Red-bellied woodpecker
Red-bellied woodpecker
Red-bellied woodpecker
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Author: Eric Lawton

Eric is a natural philosopher living in rural Ontario

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