Tuesday, January 17, 2023


 Through a couple fellow photographers, I learned how to tell the difference between the male and female of this bird.  This is a male Red Bellied Woodpecker who was visiting the ground feeder under the Mulberry tree.  The male has the larger red stripe on it's head where the female only has a bit of red on the rear of it's head.


  1. They are not very common up here, but there is one that has been hanging out a set of bird feeders not too far from home.

    I've seen it 2x there, both times it drops in for 15 seconds max and then is gone. You have to be fast to get it in pixels

    1. They do move around pretty quickly but when it's going to the feeder or leaving it, it's a bit easier.