IT WAS A WOODPECKING DAY WITH A HINT OF SQUIRREL
At the gathering of the woodpeckers, a lady Cardinal dropped by. She seemed unfazed by the larger, long beaked birds. She just ate her seeds and ignored the big, rather flashy Hairy Woodpecker — who was, after all, a girl just like her — and the Red-bellied Woodpecker. Red-belly was definitely a boy, but he was far more interested in chomping pieces off the suet.
Hairy Woodpecker. It’s a lady because she doesn’t have that patch of red on her head.
You can tell she is the child of the orange boy who was king of the Cardinals last season. She has his orange beak and wing color.
And meanwhile, a baby squirrel makes a deck-level entrance
Categories: Animals, birds, Blackstone Valley, Cardinal, Photography, Squirrel, Wildlife, Woodpeckers