Monday, July 16, 2012

Baby Red-bellied Visits


We'd been checking off all the baby woodpeckers for our area (downy, hairy, pileated - note we've never see flicker babies) but no sign of the young red-bellieds until last week. Of interest, we never saw the juveniles accompanied by the parent(s). I don't remember noting this in past years. Maybe we just  missed it this season.

They always look so naked at this point. Funny how simply a tan head can create that image. You can see the red is just starting to come in. Looks like this one is a female:


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