1 Red Bellied Woodpecker To newer pg. 2
This Red-bellied woodpecker family used to visit regularly until the tree they lived in (which was dead) got cut down for safety reasons (hurricane territory here.) I thought they were gone, but this March O8 a female Red-bellied, I presume one of the original birds I'd been watching, came and perched on my roof with that, "Well, where's my treat?" expression:
Male Red Bellied Woodpecker
Here she is on the roof (left), and then on the porch wondering where the peanuts went, and trying to figure out if Brazil Nuts are edible:
It didn't take her long to decide that they were food:
Male Red Bellied Woodpecker taking a peanut
The female Red Bellied Woodpecker has red on the back of her head, but not on top, as these pictures clearly show.

The male has red all over the top of his head.

Below is one of each, the male on the left, and the female on the right:

Female Red Bellied Woodpecker
Female Red Bellied Woodpecker contemplating a Brazil nut
Red Bellied Woodpecker
Red Bellied Woodpecker
This female Red Bellied Woodpecker is in her nest in a dead topless palm tree right beside the boardwalk at Green Cay Wetlands.

In the photo to the left, her mate, the male Red Bellied Woodpecker, is standing in front of the entrance to the nest.

Red Bellied Woodpecker
Red Bellied Woodpecker Nest
Male Red Bellied Woodpecker
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