Register Today!
Welcome to the A Gardeners Forum forums! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to most of our discussions and access to other features.

By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with our users (PM), respond to polls, upload content, and access many other features. Registration is fast, simple, and absolutely free; so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#263693 - 02/18/2009 at 03:15 PM Which Woodpecker???
gwhalh Offline
Member

Registered: 03/05/2008 at 10:32 PM
Posts: 205
Loc: Carroll County, Georgia
Just saw a beautiful woodpecker in one of my dogwoods. From here, all I could really see is that he is *maybe* a little larger than a cardinal, bright red smooth head, white from the throat to the belly, dark brown/black on the back.

Annette
_________________________

Top
Sponsored Links
      
#263699 - 02/18/2009 at 03:58 PM Re: Which Woodpecker??? [Re: gwhalh]
Bestofour Online   content
Patriot
10k Posts

Registered: 08/10/2003 at 08:00 PM
Posts: 16129
Loc: Monroe, NC
I went online and didn't see a woodpecker with a red head and brown on the back. They are mostly black and white.
_________________________



http://www.picturetrail.com/bestofour

Top
#263703 - 02/18/2009 at 05:24 PM Re: Which Woodpecker??? [Re: Bestofour]
Bestofour Online   content
Patriot
10k Posts

Registered: 08/10/2003 at 08:00 PM
Posts: 16129
Loc: Monroe, NC
could it be a baby red headed woodpecker?

Juvenile: Mottled brown head and neck; white breast, belly, and rump variably marked with brown streaking; dark brown back and upperwings; white secondaries are broken by brown lateral bars; tail is dark brown.
_________________________



http://www.picturetrail.com/bestofour

Top
#263717 - 02/18/2009 at 07:50 PM Re: Which Woodpecker??? [Re: Bestofour]
gwhalh Offline
Member

Registered: 03/05/2008 at 10:32 PM
Posts: 205
Loc: Carroll County, Georgia
I only typed in "dark brown" because I couldn't be sure of the color from where I was sitting. It very well could have been just black, but he was in a bit of a shadow, so I was erring on the side of "I'm not sure". LOL His head was bright red, no brown/black on it at all that I could see. I know is was NOT a pileated woodpecker...I have one of those that frequents my magnolia when the seeds show up.

I *think* it may have been the red-headed woodpecker after looking up photos, but I don't remember seeing white on the wings. Of course, like I said, it WAS kinda shady where I saw it, so it's entirely possible that I just didn't see the white, except for the belly...

The only photo I can find of this bird is drawn...anyone have a REAL pic of one?

Annette
_________________________

Top
#263760 - 02/19/2009 at 12:25 AM Re: Which Woodpecker??? [Re: gwhalh]
Thornius Offline
The Bird Man
5k Posts

Registered: 05/24/2005 at 08:00 PM
Posts: 6521
Loc: Nashville, TN
Google should have lots of pics of Red-Headed Woodpeckers. They are kinda rare though. I've seen exactly TWO in twenty years of birding.
_________________________

Watch the Birdie!

EARTH FIRST! (we'll strip-mine the OTHER planets later.)

Top
#263767 - 02/19/2009 at 12:58 AM Re: Which Woodpecker??? [Re: Thornius]
cricket Offline
Fencer
3k Posts

Registered: 04/03/2008 at 08:13 PM
Posts: 3563
Loc: Texas
we have lots of red headed woodpeckers here. we have the large and small. they seem to be a bit camera shy for me. actually, not really camera shy so much as they seem to have an agenda and don't really hang out.
_________________________
Cricket

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it. ~Russel Baker

Top
#263771 - 02/19/2009 at 01:03 AM Re: Which Woodpecker??? [Re: cricket]
Thornius Offline
The Bird Man
5k Posts

Registered: 05/24/2005 at 08:00 PM
Posts: 6521
Loc: Nashville, TN
All Woodpeckers have red on the head (at least the males do). There is one species that is called Red-Headed Woodpecker. Their number has been on decline the last few years.


RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
_________________________

Watch the Birdie!

EARTH FIRST! (we'll strip-mine the OTHER planets later.)

Top
#263778 - 02/19/2009 at 01:22 AM Re: Which Woodpecker??? [Re: Thornius]
cricket Offline
Fencer
3k Posts

Registered: 04/03/2008 at 08:13 PM
Posts: 3563
Loc: Texas
hhhmmm.....well, maybe the ones I have around here aren't 'red headed' woodpeckers. it seems the ones I see have red on the back part of their head, not all over like that one?
at any rate, I like 'em! they make some beautiful chatter.
_________________________
Cricket

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it. ~Russel Baker

Top
#263831 - 02/19/2009 at 10:30 AM Re: Which Woodpecker??? [Re: Thornius]
stevie_g Offline
500 Posts

Registered: 10/01/2008 at 11:29 PM
Posts: 545
Loc: Victoria, Australia
Another one in Saints colours! You have all the good birds over there!
_________________________
Eternity

Top
#263844 - 02/19/2009 at 02:01 PM Re: Which Woodpecker??? [Re: stevie_g]
gwhalh Offline
Member

Registered: 03/05/2008 at 10:32 PM
Posts: 205
Loc: Carroll County, Georgia
That's him! I hope he sticks around...

Thanks!

Annette
_________________________

Top

Seasonal Ticker
Gardening Links
Gardening in August
Gardening in September
Gardening in October

Visit us on Facebook
Shout Box

Forum Stats
15,880 Members
65 Forums
13,661 Topics
209,055 Posts

Average Daily Posts: 12
Max Online: 1,775
Occurred On: 05/26/2014 at 09:07 PM
Top Posters (30 Days)
JunieGirl 121
Tina 110
Gremelin 39
Sunflowers 33
Nana's15 13
Bestofour 12
vivek patel 7
afgreyparrot 7
DaisyM 1
chermoni 1

▼ Our Sponsors ▼

▲ Our Sponsors ▲