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Red-bellied Woodpecker

Postby Ed_B » Dec 22, 2008 1:51 pm

I thought it was a Flicker, Claudia steered me right, thanks.
This is a new one for my bird list, Claudia you made my day :lol:
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Re: Northern Flicker

Postby nanny_56 » Dec 23, 2008 11:06 am

Ed, great pics...but you have a Red-bellied Woodpecker!
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Postby Ed_B » Dec 23, 2008 2:29 pm

Really Claudia! How cool
Thanks Ed
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Re: Red-bellied Woodpecker

Postby nanny_56 » Dec 23, 2008 7:08 pm

:lol: Hey glad to help..and congrats on the new bird!! :beer:
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Re: Red-bellied Woodpecker

Postby Annie » Dec 23, 2008 8:05 pm

Cool pic!! I had one of those at my feeder too. Me and Muffy looked it up because I thought at first it was a flicker LOL.

My pic didn't come out nearly as good as yours though!
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Re: Red-bellied Woodpecker

Postby Ed_B » Dec 24, 2008 6:21 am

Thanks Annie & Claudia
The bird came back yesterday, maybe he will stick around for the winter, that would be nice
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Re: Red-bellied Woodpecker

Postby nanny_56 » Dec 24, 2008 2:32 pm

if you keep suet available SHE will probably stick around. They really like nuts too! :snow:

On the male the red comes all the way down the front to the forehead area.

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Re: Red-bellied Woodpecker

Postby Ed_B » Dec 24, 2008 2:53 pm

OK Claudia, how the heck can you tell if it's a he or a she by that? :hmm: were only looking at a little more red on top.
If it was a bald guy it would be easy, and you know that this one was my first Red Bellied, and she is kind of pretty un-like most girl birds, so it was an honest mistake :wink:
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Re: Red-bellied Woodpecker

Postby nanny_56 » Dec 25, 2008 10:23 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

May you have many more to come...Merry Christmas Ed! :snow:
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Re: Red-bellied Woodpecker

Postby wishiwere » Dec 26, 2008 10:15 am

More great shots I've never been able to get!

And Claudia, you're such a great source of information about them all! I never knew that about the red extension and male/female. I'll have to search my old pics! :D Thanks!
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Re: Red-bellied Woodpecker

Postby Annie » Dec 26, 2008 10:30 am

Here is mine, not as good LOL. But I'm working on it :)

So what sex is mine? I'm guessing a female?

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Re: Red-bellied Woodpecker

Postby nanny_56 » Dec 28, 2008 9:19 pm

You have a female too!
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