Red-bellied Woodpecker in Hot Pursuit

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I shared a post of a male Pileated Woodpecker in hot pursuit of a female a few weeks ago.

The Red-bellied Woodpeckers are playing the same games!

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Female Red-bellied Woodpecker on a dock piling

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Everywhere the female flew and landed, her suitor was quick to follow.

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“Hey, where did she go?”
Male Red-bellied Woodpecker

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The female allowed the male to catch her, and he was quick to impress by flaring his crest feathers.

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Female Red-bellied Woodpecker evaluating the male’s bonding display of crest feathers…..
Was she impressed?Β  πŸ˜‰

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Love is in the air with birds in Florida!

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35 thoughts on “Red-bellied Woodpecker in Hot Pursuit

  1. Great pictures! Especially the pair. We have one that comes to our suet feeder. I guess I haven’t tried to determine if it was male or female, but now I will. Thanks for sharing.

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