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Like Father, Like Son

This male Red-bellied Woodpecker brought his little one to the backyard over the weekend for some “life lessons with Dad.”

First, he took Junior to the the birdbath where he showed him the “stay alert” approach to drinking. 216 more words


A Tale Of Two Woodpeckers

Two juvenile woodpeckers, of the Red-bellied variety, arrived in the backyard today.  They were old enough to be chaperone free, but young enough to still display a comical lack of coordination. 148 more words


Woodpecker Wednesday!

These two handsome and busy Red-bellied Woodpeckers were spotted yesterday late in the afternoon.   I am in Tennessee taking care of some personal business this week.   17 more words

Bird Watching

My lLocal acorn lover - A pair of Red-bellied woodpeckers

This is the male of a pair of acorn savers stocking up for the coming winter. The tirelessly jam these nuts in about a dozen different trees, so deep, they are hard to retrieve. 8 more words

Wild Birds

A "Your Mama" Story

The constant chatter of baby birds has been my background music lately, as the second brood of the season has arrived. I saw this young Red-bellied Woodpecker clinging to the peanut feeder this morning, fiercely fending off the Brown-headed Nuthatches who were none to pleased by his presence. 337 more words


The Peanut Dance

Several days ago I posted a picture of a Red-bellied Woodpecker grabbing a peanut from the feeding trough. Since then, he has shown up on a regular basis, and has perfected his skills in peanut piracy. 140 more words