Friday, April 11, 2008

Today

Cliff and I did some shopping today (seems like the higher the gas prices, the more we run the roads) and when we arrived home, I saw a different sort of woodpecker on a tree near where we parked (in our daughter's special parking spot).  He looked like this:



I googled until I found him; a red-bellied woodpecker.  Now why would you call a bird with a white belly "red-bellied"?

Anyway, I don't recall seeing one before, and according to a map, we are pretty far west for him.



I received a package today; to see what was in it, click HERE.

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8 comments:

madcobug said...

We have a pair of those nesting in a big tree right next door, they stay here year around. They eat off my suet cakes a lot. I often wondered why it was named that when it's their head that is red. The female doesn't have as much red and it is a lighter color red. I like that wall hanging. Bet Cliff will like it too. Helen

breakaway1968 said...

We have lots of t hose here :)  they are cute but man do they make a lot of holes.   AND it always seems they are looking for something up in the air lol.  OVER AND OVER again.  

breakaway1968 said...

I had to come back and comment on the CUTE CUTE wall hanging!  IT's adorable!  

lanurseprn said...

That's a pretty bird. I've never seen one. From the looks of the map, I may never see one either! LOL!
Pam

magran42 said...

We have these birds a lot but they are so quick and so shy I can never get a picture of them on the feeder.

woodsrnd694 said...

Hello,

We have those woodpeckers here in alabama!  We call them a redheaded woodpecker! Hope you have a great day! Thanks for sharing!!

God Bless

Randy

helmswondermom said...

I love that wall hanging.  It is gorgeous!  
I wonder why that particular woodpecker has that name.  I'd call it a red-headed woodpecker if I saw it.
Lori

suzypwr said...

The word I use for all woodpeckers is not one I can put in your journal.

xoxo