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.
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