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?"
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:
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
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