Rhythm by Pamela Phelps

“Everything has rhythm. everything dances.”
~Maya Angelou

Red Bellied Woodpecker photographed in Spring Glen,. New York, USA

Red-bellied Woodpeckers are pale, medium-sized woodpeckers common in forests of the East. Their strikingly barred backs and gleaming red caps make them an unforgettable sight – just resist the temptation to call them Red-headed Woodpeckers, a somewhat rarer species that’s mostly black on the back with big white wing patches. Learn the Red-bellied’s rolling call and you’ll notice these birds everywhere.

This is a sleek, round-headed woodpecker, about the same size as a Hairy Woodpecker but without the blocky outlines.

They often appear pale overall, even the boldly black-and-white striped back, with flashing red cap and nape. Look for white patches near the wingtips as this bird flies.

Red-bellied Woodpeckers are common in many Eastern woodlands and forests, from old stands of oak and hickory to young hardwoods and pines. They will also often venture from forests to appear at backyard feeders.

“Sing like no one’s listening,
love like you’ve never been hurt,
dance like nobody’s watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.”
~Mark Twain

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  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandabout 2 years ago

    Awesome looking!!

  • Thank you!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenabout 2 years ago

    I love woodpeckers! What a cool shot of this gorgeous Red Headed Woodpecker! Birds are so intricately created…and with such attention to detail. I just love watching them…great piece!

  • I too enjoy watching them, they come to the window here at my desk and watch me as if observing humanity just like we do the birds! Thank you for your kind comment!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardabout 2 years ago

    Nicely captured.

  • Thank you much Sheryl!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 2 years ago

    Great close up Sis, brilliant details

  • Thanks so much!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful close up…

  • Thank you kindly Thomas!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • alecksmart
    alecksmartabout 2 years ago

    Perfect work, Pamela!

    Happy New Year!

  • You are so kind, thank you!

    – Pamela Phelps

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