A Red-bellied Woodpecker was busy pecking at the bark of a large Live Oak in a neighbor’s front yard a few houses down from my home yesterday. I was surprised to hear that unmistakable “chuff-chuff-chuff” call. I knew that a Red-bellied Woodpecker was up in the tree above me. I searched for the elusive bird which played peek-a-boo going up and around branches into the heavy thicket of leaves and back.
This bird is an older juvenile or it is a small adult in molt. The bird was looking for insects or Acorns, which it would eat now and cache away for later. This is the first Red-bellied Woodpecker I have seen on my street in the five months I have lived here. I took these pictures on Sunday, August 18, 2013 from the street. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photograph. Enjoy!