Sunday, December 12, 2010

Red-Bellied Woodpecker

Found this Red-bellied Woodpecker on a recent trip to Ryerson Woods. His colors - the red "hood" and the beautiful black and white striping - are so striking. And, upon closer inspection of the photos, the holes in the tree seem to indicate it is a favorite of the local woodpeckers. The very last picture in this series shows a little view of why he is called a Red-bellied Woodpecker.


  1. I hope to see my picture here someday with the label "Snow Bird" found in SW Florida during the winter months! great pics.

  2. You got some nice pictures of him and his belly!