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