Red-bellied woodpeckers in the snow

Red-bellied woodpeckers are commonly seen in the eastern U.S. in woodland and forest areas. I see them year-round, and they usually come to the feeders in the mornings. Even though the brightest red coloration is on their heads, they are not known as Red-headed woodpeckers but instead as Red-bellied because of the red that also…

Pocket of joy: Red-bellied woodpecker at the feeder

My “pocket of joy” today was the red-bellied woodpecker at the bird feeder. I don’t feed the birds in the summer or early autumn because bears get into the bird seed and tear up the feeders. We had a warm autumn, and people kept reporting bear sightings, so I only recently set up my feeders….

Our Daily Visitor: The Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied woodpeckers live year-round in our part of the Southeastern U.S., but we haven’t seen many in past years.  In the past few weeks, however, we’ve seen them daily at the bird feeder. Red-bellied woodpecker facts: These birds sometimes wedge large nuts into bark crevices, then whack them into manageable pieces using their beaks. They also…