Tuesday, March 04, 2008

















RED BELLIED WOODPECKER
What is the difference between the bird in the first three pictures from the bird in the last three pictures?
The Kitty Justice if you know you are a true PECKERWOOD WATCHER.





6 comments:

Marcel said...

I do not know, but I guess it might be male and female? I do know I like the photos!

Mary said...

Lady Di,

I do love the photos of these beautiful birds.

Even before I clicked on the comment link, I thought that the first three are of a female and the last three are of a male. I'm not sure if that is correct. The bird in the last three looks larger and to my eye, has more color. Or maybe I'm just having a Senior Moment. LOL

Enjoyed my visit and am feeling a bit better, though fatigue sets in quickly.

Blessings,
Mary

Brandy said...

What pretty pictures. I am not a bird watcher, but the only thing i noticed was a difference in color. Sorry. I am looking forward to seeing what the difference is.

Lady Di Tn said...

Marcel and Mary
You answered with logic but this is what I know.
Number 1-3 is an immature and the last is a mature woodpecker.
Prince did a good job of getting the pictures as peckerwoods are SHY.
Peace

Brandy
Maybe when you are on the other side of fifty you will become a birdwatcher. Thanks for the visit. Peace

Mary said...

Lady Di,

I was thinking male/female just as Marcel was, but can see now that the smaller size could mean immature in the first three. It was fun though trying to guess. I love birds and do enjoy watching them as Meeko and I walk along the canal. In winter we see cardinals, bluejays, chickadees and a few other species. In summer we see woodpeckers, cardinals, bluejays, red-winged blackbirds, goldfinch and a variety of others. Most common are sparrows and starlings. More uncommon is the blue heron that we see very early in the morning. We've also seen indigo blue bunting, bluebirds, kingfisher, pileated woodpecker. I hope all of these species come back this spring.

Corn Dog said...

He's a beauty