Red-bellied Woodpecker Close Up View: December 2021

Many parents and grandparents take young children to see and feed the birds at Lynde Shores near Whitby.

Mallards

With various short trails it is possible to see a good variety of wildlife.

These creatures, accustomed as they are to being fed, allow a very close approach – perfect for photography.

I know of no other spot where the Red-bellied Woodpecker comes so near.

Red-bellied Woodpecker (male)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (male)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (male)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (male)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (male)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (male)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (male)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (male)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (male)
Blue Jay and Red-bellied Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker (male)

Other birds:

Mallard (male)
Canada Goose
Brown Creeper
Canada Goose
Brown Creeper
Pekin Duck
Canada Goose
Downy Woodpecker (female)
Black-capped Chickadee
Hairy Woodpecker (female)
Black-capped Chickadee
Hairy Woodpecker (female)
Black-capped Chickadee
Black-capped Chickadee

MAILBOX

Hi Miles:
We saw shoveller ducks circling today at Grenadier pond, we were puzzled until we passed a sign saying they do this to stir up food. There were quite a few!

NATURE POETRY

The hills look gaunt in russet garb:
Against the sky the leafless woods
Are dark, and in their solitudes
The chill wind pierces like a barb.         – Clinton Scollard (1833–70)

Miles Hearn

1 thought on “Red-bellied Woodpecker Close Up View: December 2021

  1. Gloria James

    Thanks for the photos of the woodpeckers. The red feathers on the red bellied woodpecker just seem to sparkle in the sun.

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