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Woodpecker in Charge

This Red-bellied Woodpecker is now in residence here in the yard.  It is definitely the “Boss” among the songbirds in the yard.  When the Red-headed Woodpecker family migrated South for the Winter, the Red-bellied Woodpeckers moved in.  The small flock of Red-bellied Woodpeckers has been in the area all Summer.  They had lived in the Oaks along the street end of the property near the gulch.  Now, they have prime real estate in fine Oaks next to the pond and yes, very close to the bird feeder.  I took these pictures in my yard on Nov. 2, 2012.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!


Comments on: "Woodpecker in Charge" (8)

  1. Our Red-bellieds are in charge here also… They squawk and carry on –letting the entire world know when they are around. We have quite of few of them making their presence known……

    Hope you are having a great weekend.

    • Hi Betsy, I was gone for most of the morning today and I was surprised to return to an almost empty bird feeder. I had just filled the feeder on Thurs. so I think that my woodpecker friends had been after the seed. Ha! Have a super nice Monday and coming week!

  2. I love the woodpeckers, they are great visitors to the yard.

  3. these are great shots in the golden light!

  4. That little fellow really looks like he’s in charge!

    • Hi Montucky, Yes, he is very much the social director and head honcho for the bird feeder. He also vocalizes a lot from the Oak. Too bad for him that there are no leaves on the trees. Have a great Monday tomorrow!

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