Jeff Mohamed blogs about birds and other wildlife in the Houston area - and occasionally farther afield.
Monday, September 07, 2009
It's a Boy!
A young Red-bellied Woodpecker has been visiting our suet feeder regularly for the past few weeks. It has been very shy, though, and I haven't even gotten a good enough look to see whether it is a male or a female.
Yesterday it finally got used to our presence and let me watch - and photograph - it.
As you can see, it has red stretching back from its beak. So it's a male. Females have red only on the top and back of their heads.