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Wednesday’s Woodpeckers

Today I am showing pictures that I took this past week of a Red-Bellied Woodpecker and a Red-Headed Woodpecker.  Both reside in the Oaks in my yard.  The Red-Bellied has a pinkish-white belly and an orange-red cap on its head.  It has barred or checkered black and white patterned back feathers.  It has a lot of white on its face and  has the characteristic stout, long,  sharp bill that many woodpeckers have.

The Red-Headed Woodpecker looks like its whole head was dipped in a scarlet-red paint.  It also has a black and white back but the feather coloring is in large blocks of color.  The tail feathers of the Red-Headed Woodpecker are white.  Both of these woodpeckers eat insects, seeds, nuts, and fruits.  They love acorns, nuts and berries and will store the nuts and acorns away for future use.  The woodpeckers live in hollowed out spaces in the tree trunks or in larger limbs of huge trees.  Both of the woodpeckers I am showing today have been at my bird feeder in recent days to snack on seed.  I took these picrtues in my yard and from my living room window on May 20, 2012, and also on May 22, 2012.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!I

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