This Red-bellied Woodpecker, a female, is definitely a neighbor. She lives close by. She visits our food supply daily and has become less wary of me.
Her species name is a bit confusing, since we rarely see the faint patch of red on her belly.
The patch on her head indicates she is a female. On males the red goes all the way to the beak.
At the suet dough banquet table.
What would she eat if I weren’t such a diligent provider this winter?
One female Red-bellied Woodpecker. That’s my weekly entry on the Project Feederwatch site.
I hope a male turns up this spring!
That’s one healthy looking bird.
She’s a beauty. 🙂