This chipper little bird was outside my window this morning. My cat was ready to make mincemeat of her, so I'm glad there was a barrier. She was hopping around on the fence post and nearby tree branches, searching for something to peck. I looked up the bird.
Red Bellied Woodpeckers are rarely seen in New England. They mainly are found in the Southeast. I believe my bird was a female, because her redness was subdued. In male woodpeckers it is quite prominent. Click to listen to the bird's song and call.