Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

I felt fortunate to be able to catch a picture of this Red-bellied Woodpecker while I was walking around the gardens in Lakes Park in Ft. Myers. It usually resides higher up in the trees or in shadowy areas and is hard to see but easy to hear it’s chirp or banging on the trunks of trees. You can hear it’s call at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology All About Birds website. It has a red cap on its head, white breast and a zebra striped back and wings. It’s a beautiful bird to look at. It feeds on insects, nuts, seeds and fruit. It builds a nest in a tree by digging a hole with it’s beak which you can hear. It is sometimes kicked out of it’s nest by European Starlings. There are a lot of pictures of birds and other wildlife at the Lakes Park BlogSpot.    Lee County’s website for Lakes Park will give you directions and other information about the park.

 

 

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