Regular readers know that our woods are filled with several types of woodpeckers. One of my favorites is the Red-bellied Woodpecker. We have two pairs of them and love catching a glimpse of their fledglings. The fledglings do not have any red on them, either on their bellies or their heads. I assume this makes it all the better to hide from predators. The little ones have gray heads and unlike the Pileated Woodpeckers, the Red-bellied fledglings are considerably smaller than the adults.
Little Red-bellied Woodpecker in the tree.
Oh, so sweet!
I hope to get a photograph of the parent feeding this little one. But it's a matter of patience and luck, as are most things in life.