Recently, Rodney Olsen saw a Red-bellied Woodpecker on a feeder at the jct.
of Whalley and Lake Rd. in Charlotte. I can't answer his question (Are they
uncommon winter birds?) - but in March '02 I spent quite a long time
watching a red-bellied woodpecker apparently excavating a nest hole right
beside the apple orchard at the right-angle bend in Whalley Road.