Wonderful Wild Woodpeckers!

Red-bellied Woodpecker male
The male and female Red-bellied Woodpeckers are very busy at the suet feeders. I am thrilled to have them around so often!

Red-bellied Woodpecker male 2
Talk about spectacular coloring! I love seeing these guys up close. I have glimpsed at least one of their offspring, but he is very clumsy and cannot seem to land on the feeder (or anywhere else!

Red-bellied Woodpecker male 3
From this vantage point, you can see a very red head, red face, and red eyes - but there's no sign of his red belly!

Red-bellied Woodpecker female
The female Red-bellied Woodpecker could have been called a 'red-back-of-the-head woodpecker', I suppose. On the other hand, what species of woodpecker doesn't have some red on the back of their the heads? It is often only the males that show red, although not in this case.

Red-bellied Woodpecker female 2
In the case of Red-bellied Woodpeckers, red eyes are very cool looking. You would think they might seem scary, but absolutely not - in fact, their eyes remind me of rubies. They're beautiful!


  1. ...cool closeups! I love watching these fellows at our feeders too, and their beautiful red eyes always catch my attention.

  2. Thanks for sharing we have one of these guys on our porch he steals our humming bird food. :)


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