Red-bellied Woodpecker

Daily Image - 30 November 2011 - Red-bellied Woodpecker

The Red-bellied Woodpecker, Melanerpes carolinus, is a southern American species rarely seen in the northeast United States and even more rarely in eastern Canada. A quick check indicates that there have been only nine recorded sightings in Nova Scotia until this little fellow made his way to our feeder. He’s been here two days now. He seems to be co-existing quite well with our resident flocks of Blue Jays, Cardinals and Hairy and Downy Woodpeckers. What a lovely little bird.

Sony A-900 – Tamron 70-200mm – f 2.8 – 200mm – ISO 400 – f6.7 – 1/90.


About gerrycurry

Gerry Curry was educated at Toronto’s Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology, where he received a diploma in Fine Arts - Photography. Gerry is a certified Apple Computer Systems Engineer by profession and as an independent consultant has worked with the graphic arts and pre-press industry, both in south-western Ontario and Nova Scotia, Canada, for over 26 years. He has been at the forefront of digital imaging from its inception. Gerry teaches primary computer systems maintenance, advanced colour calibration and colour management courses for graphic design, digital fine art and photography students as well as professionals. For several years, in the 80's he was an annual guest lecturer on user-based computer maintenance at the Rochester Institute of Technology - College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. Gerry now lives on the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia, close to Yarmouth, where he shares 30 acres close to the sea with his wife Nancy and their English and Welsh Springer Spaniels. Gerry enjoys tinkering with computers, working his dogs, flyfishing, writing and of course, photography.
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One Response to Red-bellied Woodpecker

  1. Heidi Schenk says:

    What a beauty! Stephan has had a pair on his feeder since October. Actually, he(we) saw them there for the first time.Thanks for sharing.

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