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Old Nov 24, 2009, 10:48 AM   #1
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This Red-bellied Woodpecker did NOT receive good grades in "Plays well with others". Vicious li'l bugger!





On the other hand..



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...I didn't know their belly is red too, I just have always called them, ' Red Headed Woodpecker'. I recon I've not yet seen one close enough to see its belly.

BTW, a pretty good picture of the the 'bully'..... hi hi
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...I didn't know their belly is red too, I just have always called them, ' Red Headed Woodpecker'. I recon I've not yet seen one close enough to see its belly.

BTW, a pretty good picture of the the 'bully'..... hi hi
Yes, that is definitely a Red Bellied Woodpecker. I haven't a clue as to why it's called that since nieither the male nor female have any red showing on their belly.. The Woodpecker in the photo looks to be a female since the female has red on the nape while the male has a red cap and red nape.

BTW Gary, these images, look to my eyes, as much improved. The sparrow in the last frame looks particularly good as do images 1 and 2.

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Yes, that is definitely a Red Bellied Woodpecker. I haven't a clue as to why it's called that since nieither the male nor female have any red showing on their belly.. The Woodpecker in the photo looks to be a female since the female has red on the nape while the male has a red cap and red nape.

BTW Gary, these images, look to my eyes, as much improved. The sparrow in the last frame looks particularly good as do images 1 and 2.

good shooting!

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Thanks, Zig. I'm still playing in Manual mode and likin' it more and more. If you take a look at the first image, you'll see a red patch between its legs. It would be more accurately named a Red-crotched woodpecker but that would send folks in a whole new direction with it.
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Here's a RHW, Bob. Big difference.


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...yeah, tnx Gary.... it was obvious that I did not know a one from the other and this may be a clue as to why I've said we have no birds here but for mockingbirds and sparrows. Maybe I would not know a pretty bird if I saw one........ no need for a 50-500 or an Oly 300 bird lens for what I know of birds.
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...yeah, tnx Gary.... it was obvious that I did not know a one from the other and this may be a clue as to why I've said we have no birds here but for mockingbirds and sparrows. Maybe I would not know a pretty bird if I saw one........ no need for a 50-500 or an Oly 300 bird lens for what I know of birds.
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Before I "got serious" with photography all, small birds were sparrows, anything blue was a bluejay, anything black was a crow. I picked up a GREAT book by Stan Tekiela called, "Birds of Kentucky". It's not your typical birder book that shows an idealized drawing. It shows photos of the birds. Not only that, it's broken down by their coloration so they're real easy to find. Check this out - http://tinyurl.com/yhye3k4
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