Photo of the Week Jan 28 2018

This Red Bellied Woodpecker was active at the feeder yesterday. They are usually fairly shy and hang around in the brush when I am out but this female came up and fed. She didn’t stay long  but I managed a few shots.

The Red Bellied mostly eats insects and spiders,  but will also feed on nuts and seed. They will store acorns and other food in crevices and hollows in trees to feed on during the winter. Sometimes they will eat lizards and minnows.

They range from the great lakes to Florida in the eastern U.S.

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