Sunday, November 15, 2009

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Somewhat rare in Manitoba, this female Red-bellied Woodpecker has been hanging around in Assiniboine Park and across the river (Deer Lodge Place) for over a week. The extraordinarily mild November is proving to bring a few rare birds to the prairies!

Her call note is often the first sign of her presence.

In this last image you can see a little hint of the reddish wash on the belly.

Let's hope for more November rarities!
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1 comment:

  1. Excellent pictures.I like the one where she is calling.


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