Red-bellied Woodpecker – 5/21/20

Observer: Josh Simons

Observation Date: 5/21/20

Observation Time: 6:30 p.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill area

Common Name: Red-bellied woodpecker

Scientific Name: Melanerpes carolinus

Comments: Massachusetts is at the northern edge of the range for this species (as implied by its scientific name, Melanerpes carolinus), but they are becoming more common around here as a result of the warming climate.

Red-bellied woodpeckers make a very distinctivekwirr call. Learn to recognize it, and you will notice them often around Sharon.

More Information: All About Birds