Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Redbellied Woodpecker

Linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

For this week's Wild Bird I am featuring the Redbellied Woodpecker..  It is a common bird found in my area and around the state of Maryland.. I have a pair that visit my yard and feeders frequently..

I am sharing various photos taken from the past year..some new and some I have already shown on previous post..



The Redbellied Woodpecker is one of my favorite yard birds..


This woodpecker loves peanuts, suet sometimes Black-oiled sunflowers seeds and cracked corn..


Above you can see the red on this woodpecker's belly..


A female Redbellied Woodie.. you can see the white on its forehead and that the red on the head stops..


The male Redbellied Woodpecker..as you can see the male has the red on it's head all the way to the beak.


Momma and a juvenile Redbellied Woodpeckers.


Another shot of the female Redbellied Woodpecker. I hope you enjoyed my Redbellied Woodpeckers as much as I do..Till next week's wild bird post.. I wish you happy Birding and have a wonderful week!



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Thanks to all of our hosts... Michelle for Nature Notes and Stewart of Wild Bird Wednesday.


  Happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

77 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

I very much enjoyed see these lovely birds andI just wish I had them in my garden!

Sara D.B. said...

Most interesting!
Beautiful photos, as always!

✿ chica said...

Que lindos!Adoro ver! beijos praianos,chica

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
This is great!!
So wonderful this amazing woodpecker. Great shots!!

Kind regards,
Marco

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
stunning photos of these woodpecker. Fantastic !
Best regards, Synnöve

Sue said...

I've always enjoyed the red bellieds. They seem like such gentle birds, but maybe they have a side we don't know about---the blue jays sure won't bully them on the feeders like all the rest of the birds.
Have a wonderful week, Eileen

Indrani said...

Lovely ones. I liked the patterns on their feathers.

Mersad said...

Really stunning images Eileen. I love the 6th shot the most, and the way you framed it.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

ulla laiho said...

I have never seen that bird - we do not have the Redbellied Woodpecker (Karolinaspett - Melanerpes carolinus) in Sweden. The bird is very beautiful and so are your pictures.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I just saw one of these while hiking on Sunday. I love these fellers!! :)

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I DID enjoy. Birds, whatever the flock, turn me on :)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

They have been sighted around here but not visited our yard. Your photos make for a good ID on this woodpecker Eileen.

Bethany Carson said...

Red bellied woodpeckers are beautiful birds! Great selection of photos!

Sandra said...

they are beautiful birds and so are your photos.. we have them here, but rarely in our yard. i see them in the parks though

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Beautiful images of this series Redbellied Woodpecker.
Very well done.
This species occurs in the Netherlands not.
Best regards, Irma

Deb said...

They are lovely. I'll watch for them. Deb

John's Island said...

Very nice shots Eileen!

Ileana said...

There are woodpeckers in our park, too! They are lovely! Great pictures! Have a nice day, Eileen!

Lee Ann L. said...

That is so cool! I adore woodpeckers and we rarely see them around here (where we live).

Bob Bushell said...

I love the layout, it comes so easy. And, I love your Woodpeckers.

Linda Kay said...

Eileen, such a beautiful bird. So amazing how God has created the colors so distinct to each wild bird.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wonderful Eileen.
Picture post card perfect.

Mary Hone said...

He's awesome. I love woodpeckers, but have never seen that variety.

Linda W. said...

Pretty bird! You got some great close-up photos of him (her?)

Karen S. said...

Oh yes, very nice captures! I think his cousin lives in my backyard!

TexWisGirl said...

love these beautiful characters! great shots, eileen. :)

Kevin and Janet Shaw Seizethedayrvadventures said...

beautiful birds!

Carletta said...

These are lovely Eileen! I love seeing them at my feeders too.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Wonderful pictures and series of the Woodpecker !
What a beautiful bird!!Great captures!
Thank you for sharing!!
Have a lovely week!
Dimi...

Andrea Priebe said...

Even though they are common, I am always happy to see them at my feeders. They are very talkative and beautiful. Thank you for all of these wonderful pictures, Eileen. You have some great shots here.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Marie said...

Just beautiful, Eileen! Love these great photos.

Modesto Viegas said...

Good captures !!!

Karen said...

Fabulous shots !

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, é uma linda ave que desconhecia, a captação é fantastica.
AG

Debbie said...

some really great captures Eileen!!! I have been seeing a few at my feeders as well, much more often then usual!!!

amanda | wildly simple said...

Such beauties, I love them!!

Neil said...

Great series on the Woodpecker

DeniseinVA said...

Gorgeous photos of this delightful bird Eileen. Great detail!

The happy wanderer. said...

Some lovely photos there, Eileen. I really enjoy seeing woodpeckers as we don't have them in Australia.

Our photos said...

Wow, what colors ! Very nice series !

Ela said...

Just beautiful birds ! I love these shots !
Greetings

Juni said...

Oi Eileen, que lindos! Magnífico ter esses pica-paus passeando pelo quintal de casa, um presente de Deus!
Beijos...

George said...

These are great portraits of the woodpeckers. We have a resident Redbellied family that regularly visits our feeders.

Louisette said...

Fabulous fotos, wonderfull birds,greeting from Belgium

NatureFootstep said...

great shots or your couple :)

Missy George said...

I have one at my feeders almost daily..I did not know the difference between a male and a female..I'll have to look at him/her more closely next time I see it..Great pictures Eileen..

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, My favorite birds! Have a splendid Wed. tomorrow!

Lea said...

Beautiful! Wonderful!

sm said...

beautifully captured

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Great pictures! Our Redbellied love suet, too. It is their favourite here!

Nora said...

Great close ups of this bird! I love the Woodpeckers.

Brian King said...

Fantastic photos! Love these guys!

Susan said...

Oh those gorgeous splashes of colour on your woodpeckers! Wow! So pretty :D) Fabulous shots.

Giga said...

They are all beautiful. Regards.

Happyone said...

He is a beauty. Isn't it funny that he is called a redbellied woodpecker. I wonder how it got that name?

Lois said...

Fabulous shots! Some of them look like they are actually posing for you.

Pat said...

One of my favorite birds to see. These are really wonderful photos!

Lynne said...

A really pretty/handsome bird!

Felicia said...

they sure are pretty. great shots Eileen.

Stephanie said...

Lovely images of this Red Bellied WoodPecker. Very pretty!

Rambling Woods said...

Oh love the Baby red-bellied with the parent. These are great shots of this shy woodpecker... Michelle

diane b said...

We don't have them here so it is nice to see your great photos of such a pretty bird.

pattisjarrett said...

Definitely a favorite of mine, too. Nice shots.

Mary Cromer said...

Wonderful share Eileen and just yesterday when I had my duties of Tuesday pick up from school for the twin grands... We pulled into my driveway and the twins said "Look Nana a Woodpecker and then the explanation of their name and why began. Sure enough it was one of our daily visitors of a Red-bellied Woodpecker too ;) I enjoyed viewing each of your images~

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Great set, Eileen. I love them, too.
~

Breathtaking said...

Fabulous shots of this Redbellied Woodpecker Eileen.:) I particularly like the 1st, 4th, and 5th captures. Such beautiful compositions.

Poppy said...

Amazing macros of this most beautiful bird, Eileen! The Redbellied Woodpecker is a hard worker, very disciplined and although a little noisy on the ears, candy for the eyes! Thanks so much for sharing!

Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week!

Poppy

Susan (ABON) said...

They're one of my favorite back yard birdies too, Eileen! I just love to watch them, so much fun!

Linda said...

Nice to see them, especially the juvenile. I see the adults at my suet feeders all the time.

Dave said...

its a pleasure to have Woodpeckers around the garden, lovely.

Valerie said...

A handsome series of captures Eileen

Helma said...

Great to see this woodpecker. In the Netherlands we do not have this woodpecker and therefore it is great that I can see it anyway:-)
Greetings, Helma

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Both male and female are so pretty! I think you have this pair trained to pose for peanuts!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; How pretty and adorable these woodpeckers are; especially LOVE the color coordination♡♡♡ I think I can understand they are your favorite, dear friend♪♪♪

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

David Gascoigne said...

Great pictures of a great bird!

Gunilla Bäck said...

What a beauty! I love woodpeckers.

Black Jack's Carol said...

My goodness, you really captured their vibrant colors and their strong personalities in these amazing photographs. I'd give a lot to see them here, but I guess I may be waiting a while :)

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