During the winter months I spend a lot of time sitting in the kitchen bay window with my camera. We have several bird feeders and a bird bath right outside the window. Each year we have some regulars; yellow finch, cardinal, tufted titmouse and chickadee. This year the red finch joined our buffet as did this gorgeous red bellied woodpecker.
I pulled out the Eastern Bird book and learned this is a male and I was incorrectly calling him a “red headed” instead of “red bellied”.
I saw him a few times last year but he was very skittish and only ate from the ground under the feeders. He’s getting used to us now so I’ve gotten a few decent shots.
I even managed to track him to a tree.