Thursday, May 21, 2009

Red Bellied Woodpecker

I was doing dishes this afternoon and noticed a flash of red on the tree out by my garden. It was a beautiful woodpecker. I pointed it out right away to McKayla who was in the kitchen with me. She too spotted it with no problem (which isn't always the case with a four year old).

We watched for a few seconds as it plucked insects from the bark of the tree before I thought to get my camera. He stuck around long enough for me to get a few pictures. Thank goodness for zoom!

Our bird field guide says that it is a Red Bellied Woodpecker. I have not seen one here before... I hope he comes to visit again.

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