Looking Out the Window: The Red-bellied Woodpecker

As I look out the window, it's another exciting day at the bird feeders in my backyard.  A red-bellied woodpecker is visiting. I have been watching this guy further out in the yard pecking away for insects on one of our trees. Today, he has decided to come closer and let me get a few pics with my camera.

A red cap, white cheeks, and a zebra-striped back distinguish this woodpecker.

The red on his belly is a little hard to see, so look closely and you can begin to see the red. 

I read here that their feed behavior includes searching for insects on tree trunks, and major limbs. 

Their diet may be more than 50% plant materials at some seasons, including acorns and other nuts, wild and cultivated fruit, seeds. Occasional items in diet include tree frogs, eggs of small birds, , oozing sap, and even small fish. 

Thanks for stopping by for another day of Life in Kentucky - Judy

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The Scoop @ StoneGable Blog
You're Gonna Love It Tuesday @ Kathe With an E
Winter Blues Wednesday@ DIY by Design

Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready Attention Gallery
Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods
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the weekend retreat @ AKA Design on Thursdays
Favorite Things Thursday @ Katherine's Corner
Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home on Thursday
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Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson

Foodie Friday & Everything Else @ Rattlebridge Farm
Photo Friday @ Pierced Wonderings

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The Bouquet of Talent Party @ Life on Lakeshore Drive - Saturday
Sunny Simple Sunday @ Sunny Simple Life on Saturday


  1. Great photos of the Red-bellied woodpecker visiting in your backyard!

  2. A lovely bird to have just outside your window Judy. Nice camera work.

  3. Absolutely magnificent!!! In every way. Oh to have this beauty hanging around MY feeders. What I wouldn't give............

  4. This little guy is quite handsome with his red head and zebra stripes. I do see a tiny bit of red around his belly. Judy, you do get amazing bird photos and I really enjoy them, keep them coming. I have managed to get photos of our hummingbirds. I have a feeder out the kitchen window and they do entertain.
    Enjoy your Wednesday………...

  5. I can't have feeders because of the starlings and cowbirds, but I would be so happy to see this visitor if I could.

  6. Oh, they are so fun to see out the window. Great images. And thanks for your blog visit!

  7. Great photos of one of my yard visitors...Love them..Michelle

  8. Such a pretty woodpecker. And now it's migration time. Very exciting! Keep your eyes open for some fun finds!

  9. A red-bellied woodpecker is visiting the suet feeder as I write this note! Your photos are gorgeous!

  10. Thank you for sharing at SYC!

  11. Oh wow, these are great photos.....love when we can capture God's lovely
    creatures up so close. they are quite pretty birds. Hubby and I just saw
    a redheaded woodpecker in our sweet gum tree yesterday.....it has been a
    long time since we have seen one around here. We live in Florida.

    Have a great weekend,
    Blessings, Nellie

  12. Oh wow, he's a real beauty! You managed to get some fabulous photos. We have some large pines on the West side of our home that belong to our neighbors. They are a ways away, but I often hear a pecker in them. I can never see him, just hear him pecking away. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  13. Hello Judy, gorgeous photo of the Red-bellied Woodpecker. The woodies are some of my favorite birds. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

  14. Stopping by I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend to add your link to the tool there gave us a thrill; thank you!!

  15. Beautiful photos! We used to have a couple of red bellied woodpeckers visit the trees behind our old house. I haven't spotted many where we live now. Plenty of cardinals though. I never tire of watching them.

  16. They are so elegant with their bright red hairdos and those fancy striped jackets, aren't they?

  17. How wonderful to see beautiful birds and be able to capture them in photos.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.