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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Red-bellied Woodpecker in fall

View From our Deck

We had this gorgeous male Red-bellied Woodpecker visit our feeder. This is not a common woodpecker species here in southwestern NH. We are at the upper end of it's breeding range, although it has occurred north of here in winter.

Keeping with the red theme, the Red Maple leaves are peaking now in their most vibrant fall colors. We walk around oooh-ing and aaah-ing.

Red Maples, lit like glowing embers, spill reflections on the pond we live on. It's peak leaf peeking, soon to be over. There's nothing like the fall colors in New England. Enjoy.

3 comments:

Kat said...

I often wonder why they did not name this woodpecker red head instead of red belly. hmmm. I have a pair that visit every winter, and probably here all year. Not sure. Beautiful photos of your Autumn. Thanks.

Birding is Fun! said...

Ahhhhhhh....Autumn! Nice photos.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The colour is so pretty in your neck of the woods. Oh yes, the Red-bellied is good looking as well.