Wild Bird Wednesday #180–Red-bellied Woodpecker

Wild Bird Wednesday #180

The Red-bellied Woodpecker is a year-round resident of the eastern U.S. We don’t see them at the feeder until colder temperatures prevail. 

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday

Red-bellied Woodpecker, male

Red-bellied Woodpecker, male                                                                                                                                                                                  

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53 thoughts on “Wild Bird Wednesday #180–Red-bellied Woodpecker

  1. We have quite a few Red-bellied Woodpeckers and they tend to park themselves at the feeders. We noticed yesterday afternoon that the Flickers have stayed this year and are coming to the feeders which hasn’t been common in the past. We haven’t had a hard winter at all but that is changing with today. Great capture, Patti! Was this shot taken recently. Nice having your camera back… 🙂

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    • Wow, a few? I get a pair some years, but have only seen the male this year. They are probably more territorial in our city environment. I haven’t seen a Flicker in years! This shot was taken Tuesday. The feeder is close to the window. I am enjoying my camera–now if it would get WARM again. Thanks! Hope the weather is kind to you.

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      • Well, a few, I didn’t mean a herd… we are sure there are still 5 here because we had two in spring and they later brought their pushy two kids to a small dish feeder we keep right next to where we sit under the oaks. They are little bullies, but big babies that have lots to say. Babies hung on to the trees and demanded to be fed. And now we are seeing another one whose head feathers haven’t made the change to bright red completely which is strange for this time of year. Could be a female. BUT we definitely have 2 males and one female and the one we aren’t sure about. Our feeders are about 150 feet from our porch windows in the woods because it was killing me how many birds were hitting the windows. I have a 70-300 lens but it is pure luck to get a shot. We could use some new binoculars. Whew… I will stop now 🙂

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        • I’ve never seen the young Red-bellies. The Downies bring there young to the feeder. Always enjoy that! Pigeons are the only ones who hit the window, because they head for the roof, the small birds head for the trees, away from the house. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. lovely capture …I wish mine would come to my seeds in the patio…they seem a bit nervous to come that close to the house for some reason…. they used to love it just a bit further out in the Hawthorn. Sadly that tree had to go this fall….it got fire blight for the 3rd time and I gave up on it. I’m planing a crabapple in the spring..hahahhahha .. maybe they are crabby enough not to get sick…

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  3. Beautiful shot, Patti. In the last few days we have been getting more and more birds at our feeders. We give them as much food and water as we can.

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