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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Red-bellied Woodpecker, red leaves

We had this gorgeous male Red-bellied Woodpecker visit our feeder a few days ago. 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.


Bird Feeders said...

Thanks for the wonderful foliage photographs. I've been missing these sights ever since I moved out west from New Hampshire. Hope to catch the tail end of this spectacular show in a few weeks!

Kat said...

We have the Red-bellies here and I call our vistor "Big Boy", he comes with a beautiful mate too. They feed all winter long at our feeders. I think they are here in the summer too, but I don't feed in the summer as there is pelenty here for them to eat. Everyone differs on that opinion.

Hilke Breder said...

Nice photos. We had a RbW nest just across the road from us in Southern VT. Is it another sign of climate change that they are moving further north? Incidentally I love your sumptuous new guide. The photos are stunning.

Anonymous said...

I love red. Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos.
Lynda in Michigan.