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Friday, November 15, 2013

Ya Gotta Love WOODPECKERS

Red-Bellied Woodpecker
Most of you know that I LOVE my Backyard Birds... I have been feeding the birds for many years and my little birds enjoy the Bird Kitchen on our deck...  Lately,  I've been so busy doing so many other things that I haven't taken many recent pictures of some of my birds...  SO---today,  I went back in the archives and will share with you some of the good photos of the woodpeckers we have in our area ---who visit the Bird Kitchen.

Hope you enjoy these beautiful birds...  Be sure to click on the photos for enlargements.




Downy Woodpecker





Always a favorite,  a Pileated Woodpecker





A Hairy Woodpecker  (similar to the Downys --but MUCH larger)





Red-Headed Woodpecker (one my my favorites--and one of the prettiest birds)





Northern Flicker  (my favorite bird photo I think)





"Hey Lady---What are you looking at?"
I just had to share this funny photo of a Pileated Woodpecker with ATTITUDE!!!!!  Isn't he just a mess?????? ha ha

Hope you enjoyed my Woodpeckers today!  Have a great weekend.  George and I are still very very busy working in the yard (mostly blowing/raking/mowing leaves).  It's a huge job this time of year which doesn't leave much time for blogging!!!! 

Hugs,

43 comments:

Ms. A said...

Betsy, these photos are GREAT! I rarely see one, much less several varieties. That Northern Flicker photo is magnificent!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful collection of woodies and photos, Betsy! Have a happy weekend!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Betsy. you are so fortunate to have any Woodpeckers in your backyard let alone all those species. They are all wonderful and. Great shots. that last shot is priceless. it looks like he ha s squashed strawberry on top of his head!!!! have a great weekend.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

LOVE the image of the one with the attitude!!! [and terrific caption]

Terri Buster said...

I've gotten one shot of woodpeckers in my yard, ever! I would be ecstatic to get two, much less all these! That last shot is terrific.

Our photos said...

Beautiful bird photos, Betsy!
Greetings from Holland, RW & SK

Arkansas Patti said...

Totally cracked up at the Pileated Woodpecker with attitude. That needs framing.

Crystal Mary said...

My favourite is the same as yours. I call him the Woody Woodpecker.. I always wondered how they don't get a head ache? Your take fabulous photo's ... they are so perfect! xx

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Ha ha, that last picture sure is full of character!

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Good Morning JOY, YOU always have such a glorious array of beautiful birds at your feeders.. Love seeing them all. Hugs Judy

linda m said...

Love your bird pictures. It will be interesting to see what birds show up at my feeders at my new house.

The Furry Gnome said...

That's a great collection of woodpecker photos!

Out on the prairie said...

I really enjoy them also.I like the calls when I go into the woods, they are easy to identify.I need to get suet feeders up here, a shed burnt down so I lost most of my feeders.

LV said...

Enjoyed your woodpecker presentation today. The last one is hilarious. I have not seen many around here.

Sylvia K said...

Such beautiful, colorful birds and your pics are wonderful!! And, yes, that last shot is hilarious!! I love it! Hope your and George have a lovely weekend!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I think the little Downy is my favorite, but don't tell the others. I don't want to cause a ruckus amongst them. Have a great weekend and don't work too hard!
XOXO

David said...

Betsy, Beautiful photos! Lots of patience on your part... Our house is surrounded by woods...lots of trees! We've seen all of these woodpecker varieties and we love them too. We don't see very many Flickers and sadly, one smashed into our big window on the deck and was killed a couple of years ago. We hated to see that happen... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Annie said...

Mr. Attitude is a hoot. Oops. No, that's an owl. Oh well, if the shoe fits . . .

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

wow, you have a busy yard. i love the woody wood pecker best. great views. ( :

love all the red. such show-offs.

Linda said...

These are great, Betsy. I loved them all, but that Northern Flicker shot IS pretty special.

Sandra said...

Hi Betsy!
great shots of the birds, they look very happy and very well fed! I do like the Pileated Woodpecker and it's attitude! x x x have a great weekend x x x

Rose said...

That last is my favorite...that IS what he is saying!

Happyone said...

What a great collection of woodpecker photos!!!

Big Dude said...

I would be excited if a Pileated Woodpecker landed on one of my feeders.

Janie said...

Ha, I love the woodpecker with attitude. They certainly seem to enjoy visiting your kitchen.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

LOL!! I love that last shot! I've got all of these woodpeckers at my feeders except the Pilated. Darn it. I'd love to see one! Have a nice weekend, Betsy!

Neal said...

WOW...those are really nice.

Kathleen McCoy said...

You always amaze me with your beautiful photos, Betsy! I never realized the variety of woodpeckers! I always learn something and enjoy myself a lot when I come by to visit you!

Pam :) said...

Hi Betsy, Your Woodpeckers are exceptionally beautiful. I especially enjoyed seeing the Red-headed as looks so different from the ones I see here.

Blackberry Lane said...

Love seeing the bird close-ups. They are so sweet.

Had my physical this a.m., dental work next week.

It's been cold here and is raining now.

Hope you have a very nice weekend.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I love seeing the birds on your yard. Even though we are many miles apart,many of these same birds show up here.

Kay said...

We have Acorn Woodpeckers here in our area.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

I moved our suet feeder closer to the patio for winter. Love watching the woodpecker dine.

Ann said...

These are great shots and that last one just cracked me up.

Lynda said...

I didn't realize there were so many varieties of woodpeckers - - guess I just think of the Pileated which is similar to "Woody Woodpecker" - - right? Great pics as usual. Makes me smile to think of what a wonderful creation God gave us!!!

Rose ~ from Oz said...

The Norther flicker has my tick too!
He's truly something Betsy!
What a wonderful selection of Woody images. I love birds too, especially yours, and especially all the ones you have and we don't!
x

Daisy said...

Hahaha! I love that last one, Betsy! Great collection of woodpecker shots. They are such pretty birds.

Pam said...

We just put our suet up today, so I'm hoping to see some woodpeckers back in our yard!

Betty Manousos said...

i love those pretty birds, betsy. i'd love to see a woodpecker in person.
these are great shots..it's really hard to pick a favourite.

big hugs!

Melanie Karis said...

These are amazing shots! That last one is truly fabulous!
I love birds too - the best way to wake up is to hear them singing... I remember you posted on the Balckbirds that were mysteriously dying in your area. That just breaks my heart. Are they back again?
Blessings,
Melanie Ann

Serenity Cove said...

My favorite part of winter is watching the birds. I don't know where all my birds are lately. Hopefully they will be back when it gets colder. I have been seeing a cat hanging around and I wonder if that is keeping them away. Hope she isn't killing them.

Linda Gross said...

Love your woodpecker pictures. The Northern Flicker is a beautiful bird. I haven't been taking any bird pictures either. The last time the bear came through and tore down our feeders, we didn't put the feeders back up.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love the photo of red header woodpecker. He's so bright and colorful!