A Red-bellied Woodpecker

Monday, November 30, 2020,

This is a male Red-bellied Woodpecker that I encountered at Morton Refuge in Sag Harbor. One of the ways to discern a male Red-belly from a female is where the red atop their head begins. As you can see in these photos, the red on a male starts at the bill, whereas in a female, the red doesn’t begin till after the eyeball. JK.