Red-Bellied Woodpecker

I heard this red-bellied woodpecker, also known as Melanerpes carolinus, before I saw him. He was busy tapping out holes in one of my neighbor's trees.

Unfortunately, I couldn't find my zoom lens in time to get a better picture of him, and he flew away before I could get in position to snap a clearer picture of the bird as he perched about thirty feet in the air.

These birds have a reddish tinge on their bellies, from whence they get their name, in addition to the bright red head and nape feathers.


Blogger Hooda Thunkit said...

I would have a little to early to see this guy doing his thing.

Shows just how much I know ;-)

7:44 PM  

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