Limited Edition Fauna Gallery

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A male Red-bellied Woodpecker, rests in late afternoon on the branch of an old red oak tree which has since split and this section fell. I have not seen one since 2010 when there was one nest in a black locust tree in Mt. Lebanon Municipal Park on a hill above the playground. Unlike the smaller woodpeckers, these are larger than a robin and peck their favorite trees at relatively leisurely rate that resonates as they hit solid wood below the bark. They have left row after row circumventing the tallest tulip populars as they reach higher and higher on the straight and branchless lower half of the trees. This was another gift from above shot from my back window. This was just about perfect timing with the light.