Wildlife photographer Beverly Meekins recently captured the featured images of the red-headed woodpecker, known scientifically as the Melanerpes erythrocephlalus, at the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.
The red-headed woodpecker’s (Melanerpes erythrocephlalus) nest is made in dead trees or dead sections of living trees. Diet consists of insects, sometimes catching them in flight. Also on the menu are spiders, berries, seeds & earthworms.
Make arrangements to join the National Wildlife Refuge for the 25th Anniversary Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival this October and December. Birding, paddling, art, photography & natural history are just some of the many things this event has to offer!
For more details on the Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival and how you can register, CLICK HERE.