Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Red-bellied Rocker

My brother, Charles Creamer, sent me an awesome photo of a male Red-bellied Woodpecker from his feeder. It reminded me of a post a while back from Bill Thompson of Birdwatcher's Digest about the Red-bellied Woodpecker. He said the Red-bellied Woodpecker had an awesome red mullet and a zebra-striped outfit like a rocker. I will have to agree. I could totally see this guy rocking out to some Free Bird while gobbling up tasty beetle larvae and finishing his set with a ten minute drum solo. :) I now use this description in my programs with kids. They remember the silly description and really key in on the field marks. Thanks Bill!

1 comment:

dAwN said...

Love that description!