Female Red-bellied Woodpecker at the Birdfeeder
We often see Red-bellied Woodpeckers climbing and foraging in our trees and during spring, we can hear them in the morning beating on the gutters.
Today was the first time we have seen a Red-bellied Woodpecker visit our feeder.
Our beautiful visitor today is a female. She has red above the bill, gray cap and red at the nape of the neck whereas the male has a red patch that extends from above the bill, including the cap, to the nape. A small hint of the reddish color on the belly is barely visible above the tail feathers in this picture.