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Marie Lehmann

Milton, FL, United States


This Red-bellied Woodpecker has been a regular visitor to my backyard for over 2 years. In spite of the fact that he is missing much of his upper beak, he had adapted and found successful ways to eat. I provide suet and ground up peanuts for him year round and he also has lots of ants and insects available in the surrounding area to capture with his tongue. It is fascinating to observe his feeding adaptations and watch him thrive in spite of his situation.
He is a beauty to behold and never, ever boring.

Red-bellied Beauty

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