|What a beauty!|
It is so exciting to spot a never-seen-before bird. Sitting in the sun room having my morning coffee reading The Cat's Table, I looked up to see a different looking woodpecker at the peanut feeder. I quickly grabbed the binos to get a good look: definitely bigger than a Hairy; slender head with interesting orange plumage; and would you look at that beak -- oh so long! Most woodpeckers have similar black and white barred upperparts. I suppose it is to simulate the bark of trees. According to my reference books, this pecker is common. Welcome to you Madame Red-bellied Woodpecker! I hope you stay awhile.
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