Thursday, May 28, 2009
We put out oranges and it's amazing how many birds like them. Here's a Red-bellied Woodpecker I photographed in FL, coming to oranges. There's more red on its head than belly, but it was still named Red-bellied Woodpecker. A great way to offer oranges, or even other fruit, is to use a suet basket feeder, like the one in the photo. Red-bellied Woodpeckers are not at all common here in NH and we have only seen them on our property several times, but there's some indication they may be expanding their range into here. That would be nice, they're such a handsome and rather tame woodpecker.