Red-bellied Woodpecker Baby and Mother

For several years I’ve watched the Red-bellied Woodpeckers nest and raise their young in my backyard, and every year these beautiful birds amaze me even more.

Red-bellied feeding time.

Red-bellied woodpecker feeding baby.

Momma Woodpecker teaching Baby!!

One evening my husband Ron called me and said “The woodpecker is teaching her baby to eat the woodpecker suet cake!!!”

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology