Red Bellied Woodpecker

Categories: Birds.

We love it when we spot a new visitor to the garden.  On Sunday October 13, 2012  around bird feeding time (between 4:30 and 5) a red bellied woodpecker was spotted on the peanut feeder.  There was just time to snap a few photos through the kitchen door.  This is a medium sized woodpecker with a black and white back described as zebra like.

The male has the red head from beak down its back neck.  The female has a red patch on the back of the head.

The next image is a little blurry but gives a good view of the back of the woodpecker.

This brings our total of different species to 5 … red bellied,downy, hairy, red headed, pileated.

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