Tuesday, July 21, 2015

ANOTHER BIRD SONG- THE PECKERS

Today at the window while enjoying breakfast. After the doves and others leave , well, more like chased away by my red bellied woodpecker! She often visits as they like the fruit and nuts I put out. And like clock work,  every morning I am awoken by the very fast pecking on the spouting. My other neighbors have also heard the pecking as it is loud!!! Why she does this is beyond me. At times though she has shared the window sill with others. So beautiful though.......
 
 And I say she because, believe it or not, this is the baby..... it's head is not as red yet. And it still has a little hissing vocal. The mother is in the process of leaving her little one.
 
In addition to them, I also have a mother and baby Downy Woodpecker. I finally captured the baby yesterday in some snaps.... excuse the little one, someone needs a napkin.
 
And last night a snapped this while enjoying drinks at the neighbors... not sure if a moth of butterfly.

25 comments:

  1. Beautiful birds indeed. I unfortunately found this out when e red bellied flew into my window. I quickly scooped him up so he wouldn't be attacked or eaten. I found that he has a slight injury to his left wing. I am hoping that with a bit of a safe rest that he will take to the sky. Amazing pictures yet again!!!!

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  2. Two days of beautiful birds! What an extraordinary collection you have there in your house. The Downey is so cute. And yes, I ear they can be territorial.

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  3. On a roll lately with awesome bird pictures. Both very lovely birds to admire.

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  4. Great pictures of the woodpeckers. Wish some of those birds had the courage to drop by the tree outside my bedroom window.

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  5. That's a great close-up of the baby. Have you ever thought of trying to tame one of these birds so it eats nuts out of your hand? You could become the famous Bird Mistress Maddie!

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    1. Funny you mention that. When I have the window open to fill seed, I have a couple of times stood still with seed in my hand. The only one to even land on the window sill, and almost get near my hands were the black capped chickdees. But then they are very curious by nature.

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  6. What a nice and impressive pecker, too.

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  7. Awesome photos. I love Red-bellied Woodpeckers. They are at the top of my favorite bird list. The sounds are amazing. Except the pecking at the house.

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    1. the only drawback is that morning racket. Geez, some are sleeping

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  8. Ooo, he looks like a big one!
    I had a Downy Woodpecker on my front tree this spring. He's gone now. I sure miss watching his antics. What nice pictures...still amazes me all the birds you get.

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  9. Another beautiful set of pictures!!!!! Amazing looking birds. But how did the Red Bellied Woodpecker gets it name? The head is red, not the belly?

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    1. Considering that it only has about 3 or 4 red feathers on it's belly, maybe the guy who named it was color blind, or at least had a belly fetish! Because all the red is on the head.

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  10. "My other neighbors have also heard the pecking as it is loud!!!" - yeah, once the gin starts flowing and the houseboyz start dancing, the pecking gets CRAY-ZEE LOUD!

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    1. Your full of yourself today aren't you?

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  11. You know, I don't think I ever saw woodpecker up so close? Pretty cool looking birds. That butterfly hot is great. How do you manage these pictures?

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  12. Your going to become one of those hot birder aren't you? Such amazing pictures. I enjoy these post as we don't see some of these birds here.

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  13. I've seen a wild Woodpecker here once in the 8 years I've been here. It was drilling into a drain pipe behind my house and looked more like "Woody" than this lovely little thing.

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  14. That window sills a real treasure, isn't it? Great set-up with trees right out there. Could watch for hours, amazing photos and close ups, wow!

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  15. How lucky you are to have so many birds visit your windowsill!

    Coincidentally, I saw three young woodpeckers yesterday evening as I drove up to The Parents'. They took off from someone's lawn as I drove past.

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