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Red-bellied Woodpecker, Livingston, New Jersey, 230711

When watching the House Sparrow, Common Grackles, and Northern Cardinals at the bird feeder on my cousin's deck, I suddenly found a


there, too!

rbwpkr nj big 230711

Here it is, at the feeder:

wdpkr at fder rhs 230711 nj

I don't know if it's a he or a she, but the bird flew in repeatedly:

wdpkr at fdr  2 230711 nj

In true politician style, it sat on the fence:

wdpkr rt lkng 230711 nj

And then went to the neighbour's tree to look for insects on the trunk:

rb wpkr in tree 230711 nj

I still don't know, when it has such a lovely red nape and red eyes, why call it a Red-*BELLIED* Woodpecker!


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