Thursday, April 8, 2021

Red-bellied Woodpecker in Neighborhood - Nature and Wildlife 32

Red-bellied woodpecker in neighborhood

We didn’t see Red-bellied woodpecker in our backyard for several years. We don’t know why.

Yes, we still have seen the birds in our neighborhood, especially in the place where there are plenty of trees.

Red-bellied woodpecker with scientific name Melanerpes carolinus is not enlisted as endangered species.

Based on “the federal Breeding Bird Survey from 2011 to 2015,” the Red-bellied woodpeckers are common and even abundance in the areas of:

- eastern woodland and forest of USA

- southern states include Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida.

- northern states such as Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, Pensylvania

- Canada.

The birds are permanent resident of warmer regions, but northern Red-bellied woodpecker may migrate to south during freezing winter. 


A tree, just for illustration

However, the migration is not only due to freezing temperature, but also due to food sources.

Woodpeckers feed on:

- insects

- mast

- fruit

- seeds

- sap.

Some neighbors attract the woodpeckers with following foods:

- mealworms

- nuts (peanuts or tree nuts)

- sunflower seeds

- fruits

- nectar


Do you have bird feeders? What kind of birds come to your feeders?

26 comments:

  1. Great photo of the red headed woodpecker ~

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  2. It's very pretty! Not sure I have ever seen a red headed woodpecker before. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Great shots:) thanks for your sharing...

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      Red-bellied woodpecker in neighborhood

      We didn’t see Red-bellied woodpecker in our backyard for several years. We don’t know why.

      Yes, we still have seen the birds in our neighborhood, especially in the place where there are plenty of trees.

      Red-bellied woodpecker with scientific name Melanerpes carolinus is not enlisted as endangered species.

      Based on “the federal Breeding Bird Survey from 2011 to 2015,” the Red-bellied woodpeckers are common and even abundance in the areas of:
      - eastern woodland and forest of USA
      - southern states include Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida.
      - northern states such as Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, Pensylvania
      - Canada.

      The birds are permanent resident of warmer regions, but northern Red-bellied woodpecker may migrate to south during freezing winter.

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  4. ...I was out working in the garden this morning and sound of woodpeckers was almost deafening. We have a serious infestation of Emerald Ash Borer and the birds are having a feast,

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  5. Tanza, We have feeders for perching birds as well as for hummingbirds. Ground feeders clean up under the primary feeder. Doves, nuthatches, red bellied woodpeckers, blue birds, different types of wrens, downy woodpeckers, a variety of finches, cardinals and more! Stay Safe and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  6. Wonderul capture of the beautiful woodpecker.

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      Red-bellied Woodpecker in Neighborhood - Nature and Wildlife 32
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      A tree, just for illustration

      However, the migration is not only due to freezing temperature, but also due to food sources.

      Woodpeckers feed on:
      - insects
      - mast
      - fruit
      - seeds
      - sap.

      Some neighbors attract the woodpeckers with following foods:
      - mealworms
      - nuts (peanuts or tree nuts)
      - sunflower seeds
      - fruits
      - nectar

      Do you have bird feeders? What kind of birds come to your feeders?

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  7. C'est un très beau pic! Ici il y'a le pic épeiche.
    Beaucoup de mésanges, moineaux, merles, rouge gorge, tarin des aulnes, pinson... J'ai plusieurs mangeoires avec des graines et des vers de farine. Bonne soirée

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  8. Very interesting 😊 have a nice evening 😊

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  9. We have had a flicker at out feeder.

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    1. Interesting ....


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      Red-bellied woodpecker in neighborhood

      We didn’t see Red-bellied woodpecker in our backyard for several years. We don’t know why.

      Yes, we still have seen the birds in our neighborhood, especially in the place where there are plenty of trees.

      Red-bellied woodpecker with scientific name Melanerpes carolinus is not enlisted as endangered species.

      Based on “the federal Breeding Bird Survey from 2011 to 2015,” the Red-bellied woodpeckers are common and even abundance in the areas of:
      - eastern woodland and forest of USA
      - southern states include Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida.
      - northern states such as Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, Pensylvania
      - Canada.

      The birds are permanent resident of warmer regions, but northern Red-bellied woodpecker may migrate to south during freezing winter.

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  10. This is the first time i saw it. Picture is great! Thank you for information and pictures.

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  11. I doubt our woodpecker is that pretty, but he sure is noisy in the morning. A real wakeup call for sure!

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  12. We have bird seed we put out from time to time. The birds have trained us well. Birdfeeders don't last long here due to the squirrels.

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    1. squirrels are problem in my backyard too...


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      A tree, just for illustration

      However, the migration is not only due to freezing temperature, but also due to food sources.

      Woodpeckers feed on:
      - insects
      - mast
      - fruit
      - seeds
      - sap.

      Some neighbors attract the woodpeckers with following foods:
      - mealworms
      - nuts (peanuts or tree nuts)
      - sunflower seeds
      - fruits
      - nectar

      Do you have bird feeders? What kind of birds come to your feeders?

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  13. I love to see and hear woodpeckers. One of the few birds that give themselves away.

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  14. Beautiful photo of woodpecker.
    Have a nice weekend.

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  15. Que maravilha a imagem do Red-bellied woodpecker (em português pica-pau de barriga vermelha). Nunca vi nenhum, ao vivo.
    Tanza, gosto de passar por aqui e aprender consigo.
    Beijo, bom fim-de-semana.

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      Red-bellied Woodpecker in Neighborhood - Nature and Wildlife 32
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      Red-bellied woodpecker in neighborhood

      We didn’t see Red-bellied woodpecker in our backyard for several years. We don’t know why.

      Yes, we still have seen the birds in our neighborhood, especially in the place where there are plenty of trees.

      Red-bellied woodpecker with scientific name Melanerpes carolinus is not enlisted as endangered species.

      Based on “the federal Breeding Bird Survey from 2011 to 2015,” the Red-bellied woodpeckers are common and even abundance in the areas of:
      - eastern woodland and forest of USA
      - southern states include Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida.
      - northern states such as Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, Pensylvania
      - Canada.

      The birds are permanent resident of warmer regions, but northern Red-bellied woodpecker may migrate to south during freezing winter.

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  16. un joli partage la photo est magnifique bravo
    bonne soirée

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      Red-bellied Woodpecker in Neighborhood - Nature and Wildlife 32
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      A tree, just for illustration

      However, the migration is not only due to freezing temperature, but also due to food sources.

      Woodpeckers feed on:
      - insects
      - mast
      - fruit
      - seeds
      - sap.

      Some neighbors attract the woodpeckers with following foods:
      - mealworms
      - nuts (peanuts or tree nuts)
      - sunflower seeds
      - fruits
      - nectar

      Do you have bird feeders? What kind of birds come to your feeders?

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  18. We've recently bought one bird feeder. Right now, all we've attracted is black capped chickadees but that's fine. We have downy woodpeckers and I do not want them drumming on my house's siding, as much as I love birds.

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  19. Questo picchio è bellissimo.
    Anche da noi ci sono tanti uccelli ma francamente non saprei dirti di che specie.

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      Red-bellied Woodpecker in Neighborhood - Nature and Wildlife 32
      -
      Red-bellied woodpecker in neighborhood

      We didn’t see Red-bellied woodpecker in our backyard for several years. We don’t know why.

      Yes, we still have seen the birds in our neighborhood, especially in the place where there are plenty of trees.

      Red-bellied woodpecker with scientific name Melanerpes carolinus is not enlisted as endangered species.

      Based on “the federal Breeding Bird Survey from 2011 to 2015,” the Red-bellied woodpeckers are common and even abundance in the areas of:
      - eastern woodland and forest of USA
      - southern states include Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida.
      - northern states such as Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, Pensylvania
      - Canada.

      The birds are permanent resident of warmer regions, but northern Red-bellied woodpecker may migrate to south during freezing winter.

      Delete

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