|Female Red-bellied woodpecker, showing a hint of her Red Belly|
I think I learned from good buddy Jim McCormac that the red-bellied woodpecker was named back in the day when Ornithologists used guns, not binoculars, to get a closer look at birds. The red belly of this species isn't obvious. Here's a female red-bellied from Deer Haven Preserve. You can just get a hint of the reddish feathers on her belly. With the bird in the hand though, this feature might stand out fairly easily.
This concludes my bird series from Deer Haven Preserve. I need some new pictures- I'll have to be creative and bring my camera to work, perhaps- How about a week of mosses?