He’s been visiting for a while now but whenever he saw me coming to the window with my camera in hand, he’d quickly disappear.
But lately, he’s become less skittish and watches me for a time while I watch him. Here is my newest visitor to the bird feeder – the red-bellied woodpecker.
He’s about the size of an American Robin and has a black and white zebra back and a tan-colored breast. But the bright red crown is probably the most enchanting part about him. Watch him turn to show off that carnival-colored hair of his!
But why would anyone name this woodpecker “red-bellied?” Seriously, for that little coloration on its belly?
There’s a “red-headed woodpecker” already who sports an all-red head, so that name is taken. Red belly and all, I always enjoy watching this colorful visitor.