Sunday, June 6, 2010

Red-Bellied Woodpecker

The photo (below top, 1/31/10) of a female Red-Bellied Woodpecker was taken in our backyard this past winter.  You can see the holes in the tree to the right of her where the rascal had drilled previously. The bottom photo below (Blackhawk Springs Forest Preserve, 5/16/10) is of a male. The male's red cap covers the entire top of the head all the way to the beak; whereas, the female just has a red nape.

A female Red-bellied Woodpecker in our backyard, Rockford, IL; 1/31/10.
A male Red-bellied Woodpecker; Blackhawk Springs Forest Preserve, IL; 5/16/10.

1 comment:

Chesney said...

I love that punk hairdo this gal is sporting...I have never seen one of these, what a gorgeous bird!