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The following art groups have featured our "Red-Bellied Woodpecker With Acorn" image, for which we are very, very grateful:
1 = FAA Portraits: 11/06/2018
2 = Showcasing The South: 11/06/2018
3 = Nikon Full Frame Cameras: 11/06/2018
4 = Your Very Best Photography: 11/11/2018
This Red-Bellied Woodpecker With Acorn image was captured with a Nikon D850 camera along with a Nikon 200-500MM lens on October 31, 2019 by me, Bill, while I visited the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge.
I was lucky enough to come across this woodpecker while searching for the bald eagle mates, which have been in the process of building a nest high in a pine tree on the east side of Lighthouse Road about 1 mile or so north of the lighthouse, which also happens to be the same area Deb captured her "Bald Eagle" image on Oct., 27th and posted earlier.
Now for a few interesting facts about this species compliments of Wikipedia.
The red-bellied woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) is a medium-sized woodpecker of the family Picidae. It breeds mainly in the eastern United States, ranging as far south as Texas and as far north as Canada. Its common name is somewhat misleading, as the most prominent red part of its plumage is on the head; the red-headed woodpecker, however, is another species that is a rather close relative but looks quite different.
Adults are mainly light gray on the face and underparts; they have black and white barred patterns on their back, wings and tail. Adult males have a red cap going from the bill to the nape; females have a red patch on the nape and another above the bill. The reddish tinge on the belly that gives the bird its name is difficult to see in field identification. They are 22.85 to 26.7 cm (9.00 to 10.51 in) long, and have a wingspan of 38 to 46 cm (15 to 18 in).
Red-bellied woodpeckers are noisy birds, and have many varied calls. Calls have been described as sounding like churr-churr-churr or thrraa-thrraa-thrraa with an alternating br-r-r-r-t sound. Males tend to call and drum more frequently than females, but both sexes call. The drum sounds like 6 taps. Often, these woodpeckers "drum" to attract mates. They tap on hollow trees, and even on aluminum roofs, metal guttering and transformer boxes in urban environments, to communicate with potential partners. Babies have a high-pitched begging call of pree-pree-pree. They will continue to give a begging call whenever they see their parents for a while after fledging.
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Bill and Deb Hayes
November 6th, 2018
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