Male Red-bellied Woodpeckers Collecting Berries

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The palm tree berries in Everglades City are ready for the picking, and the male Red-bellied Woodpeckers are collecting them as fast as they can, then stashing them in tree trunk crevices and holes for later consumption for him, the Mrs, and soon to be babies.

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Red-bellied Woodpecker (male) collecting berries

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Red-bellied Woodpecker (male) collecting berries

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Red-bellied Woodpecker on a palm tree trunk peppered with
holes they create to suck out tree sap and also use for food storage

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Red-bellied Woodpecker (male) delivering a berry to the nest

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“A Brief Break”
Male Red-bellied Woodpecker

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These are taken along “The Broadway” where there are lots of Red-bellies and lots of berries.  Needless to say, this is pretty awesome entertainment to watch and have fun trying to photograph!  😃

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