Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Looking Out the Window: The Red-bellied Woodpecker

As I look out the window, it's another exciting day at the bird feeders in my backyard.  A red-bellied woodpecker is visiting. I have been watching this guy further out in the yard pecking away for insects on one of our trees. Today, he has decided to come closer and let me get a few pics with my camera.


A red cap, white cheeks, and a zebra-striped back distinguish this woodpecker.


The red on his belly is a little hard to see, so look closely and you can begin to see the red. 



I read here that their feed behavior includes searching for insects on tree trunks, and major limbs. 




Their diet may be more than 50% plant materials at some seasons, including acorns and other nuts, wild and cultivated fruit, seeds. Occasional items in diet include tree frogs, eggs of small birds, , oozing sap, and even small fish. 





Thanks for stopping by for another day of Life in Kentucky - Judy



Linking to:


Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings
Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Mosaic Monday @ Lavendar Cottage
Show and Share @ Coastal Charm
Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods on Mondays

Our World @ Our World Tuesday Meme
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday
The Scoop @ StoneGable Blog
You're Gonna Love It Tuesday @ Kathe With an E
Winter Blues Wednesday@ DIY by Design

Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready Attention Gallery
Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern

the weekend retreat @ AKA Design on Thursdays
Favorite Things Thursday @ Katherine's Corner
Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home on Thursday
Simple & Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme 
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson


Foodie Friday & Everything Else @ Rattlebridge Farm
Photo Friday @ Pierced Wonderings

Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen
The Bird De'Pot @ I'd Rather Be Birdin
The Bouquet of Talent Party @ Life on Lakeshore Drive - Saturday
Sunny Simple Sunday @ Sunny Simple Life on Saturday


18 comments:

  1. Great photos of the Red-bellied woodpecker visiting in your backyard!

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  2. A lovely bird to have just outside your window Judy. Nice camera work.

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  3. Absolutely magnificent!!! In every way. Oh to have this beauty hanging around MY feeders. What I wouldn't give............

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  4. This little guy is quite handsome with his red head and zebra stripes. I do see a tiny bit of red around his belly. Judy, you do get amazing bird photos and I really enjoy them, keep them coming. I have managed to get photos of our hummingbirds. I have a feeder out the kitchen window and they do entertain.
    Enjoy your Wednesday………...

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  5. I can't have feeders because of the starlings and cowbirds, but I would be so happy to see this visitor if I could.

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  6. Oh, they are so fun to see out the window. Great images. And thanks for your blog visit!

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  7. Great photos of one of my yard visitors...Love them..Michelle

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  8. Such a pretty woodpecker. And now it's migration time. Very exciting! Keep your eyes open for some fun finds!

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  9. A red-bellied woodpecker is visiting the suet feeder as I write this note! Your photos are gorgeous!

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  10. Oh wow, these are great photos.....love when we can capture God's lovely
    creatures up so close. they are quite pretty birds. Hubby and I just saw
    a redheaded woodpecker in our sweet gum tree yesterday.....it has been a
    long time since we have seen one around here. We live in Florida.

    Have a great weekend,
    Blessings, Nellie

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  11. Oh wow, he's a real beauty! You managed to get some fabulous photos. We have some large pines on the West side of our home that belong to our neighbors. They are a ways away, but I often hear a pecker in them. I can never see him, just hear him pecking away. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  12. Hello Judy, gorgeous photo of the Red-bellied Woodpecker. The woodies are some of my favorite birds. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  13. Stopping by I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend to add your link to the tool there gave us a thrill; thank you!!

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  14. Beautiful photos! We used to have a couple of red bellied woodpeckers visit the trees behind our old house. I haven't spotted many where we live now. Plenty of cardinals though. I never tire of watching them.

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  15. They are so elegant with their bright red hairdos and those fancy striped jackets, aren't they?
    ~

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  16. Thanks for sharing your beautiful woodpecker and great photos. Have a great week!

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  17. How wonderful to see beautiful birds and be able to capture them in photos.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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