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 stretchin
g back from its beak. So it's a male. Females have red only on the top and back of their heads.

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