Sunday, July 15, 2018

WE HAVE PECKERS!

Well, it seems since the robin family has left us dear readers, the Mistress has now two baby woodpeckers with their mother...and I'll say one thing, the babies go aright after the other usual suspects when all on the window sill. Well, except Bonnie, the morning dove. Doves are notorious to be the pushovers of the worlds world, but she held her ground one morning, and almost knocked one of the peckers off the ledge. Bird drama. And I won't even mention the pecking from all three on the gutters and drain pipes at 6am!!!! But I did get some great pictures yesterday morning.

The red head is just barely showing yet.

The other baby seems to be more of a little ham!

If this isn't a face of mischief I don't know what is?

And here was two quick shots I got with the mother.


Bonnie love the cardinals though.
In addition there is also a flock of baby Blue Jays now..THE NOISE.... and each night I've been outside late watching Foxy, who now has four pups, now juveniles. They are getting very close, while they play in the garden, and hunt for mice and moles. I have since named them. More later on them. It's been a glorious summer so far with the suspects around here and tonight for dinner I have made risotto rice and garlic cakes, with broccoli and pear walnut salad.
So there will be that.

28 comments:

  1. Fantastic photos of the cheekiest peckers I've ever seen! You're so fortunate that they (and the rest of the Usual Suspects) have no qualms about visiting your window ledge.

    Your dinner looks delicious. I'd keep an eye on it if I were you - looks like someone else thinks it looks delicious too!

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    1. Although they do look worried when I'm naked and cooking. I was very happy with these pictures.

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  2. peckers are ALWAYS trouble! you should KNOW that by now! ;-b

    we are having chinese takeout for dinner tonight.

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    1. Well, I guess I have to learn the lesson the hard way dear.

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  3. Good for Bonnie! Sometimes you gotta show a pushy pecker what's what!
    These pictures are so cute!

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    1. Most of the doves let themselves be pushed off the sill from the peckers and the jays...but not this dove. On Friday morning I had a Bluebird on the sill, the first ever and they are hard to get. I hope it returns.

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  4. Loves, loves, loves the pictures. A friend in Colorado has a nest of 2 baby hummingbirds. 100+ here. bleah! xoxoxox

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    1. Thank you tootes! I can only imagine how small they are! And for pete's sakes sugar plum, stay cool!

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  5. Those are truly amazing pictures!!!! But we're not surprised you have peckers around there.

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  6. I think I've got a Red-Bellied Woodpecker coming to the bird feeder. But it's wings look darker than that. It's kinda hard to tell, but it has the same red spot. Top of it's head that streams down the back of it's neck. Those babies are quite the hams.


    Love the cardinal too.

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  7. I am learning quite a lot from these posts. We have had a red headed woodpecker in a tree across the street since January, and today I noticed there are two red headed woodpeckers up there now! Your picture are some close and detailed, can they see you? Beautiful pictures Mistress.

    Can't wait to hear more about the fox. I'd be scared to be so close. Are they safe? I will also add your dinner looks so yummy. That's the way to eat in these warmer temps.

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    1. Agnes, they do see me at times, but it depends on the time of day. Sometimes I'm sure there is a reflection on the outside, allowing me to get closer. As for the fox, I don't worry about them. They get close enough to trust me, but they will never let me touch them. They look as curious at me as I do them.

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  8. So nice Mistress. Those peckers seem to be smiling back at you.

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  9. They are pretty and you got some downright beautiful photos. But I'm mixed on peckers of the feather variety. I have some woodpeckers who live in the trees around my house. They kept pecking on it so I had to get an owl and put it on my roof all the time. Just recently I was awakened by the knocking sound so I went outside and there was a woodpecker again on my house. He has done quite a bit of damage to my eaves. I have a log house so I can't keep reparing the damage.

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  10. Can you ship some of these beautiful birds over to me please? I don't seem to get any? Or I'm not observing them enough.

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  11. Those are beautiful woodpecker pictures... When I attempt to shoot mine, I end up with fuzzy long distance shots where nothing much shows. Of course my cat scares off the birds that are curious enough to come close..... ah well.

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  12. Wow, you have lots of great feathered friends around! Amazing woodpecker pictures...so close up, I can even see the claws! At certain times of the year we do, too. My bird feeder doesn't seem to be attracting them lately, though...maybe the heat?


    Broccoli and pear salad with walnut? That sound amazing.

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  13. I love these wonderful animal pictures from outside your window. I'd take pictures of mine, but the crows do a great job of hiding in the palm trees down the street. I rarely see them unless they're looking for food.

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  14. I still remember how thrilled I was when I looked out the window and saw a huge woodpecker. It was one of the most gorgeous birds I have ever seen. I haven't seen one since. Great pictures!

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  15. Aren't they cute little fellows, and feisty to, by the sounds of it. Funny their beaks are open like that smiling almost! I love these post of yours.

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  16. Who doesn't enjoy a feisty pecker? And yours are quite charming. They look rascally! And I love the dove with the attitude! That cardinal looks vibrant. Thanks for sharing these fantastic fotos and your delicious dinner pic with us. I'm happy the fox family seems healthy.

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  17. You seem to naturally attract the little peckers, rest assured they will get larger.

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  18. How absolutely bloody fabulous!!!! I really enjoyed seeing these amazing pics. Thank you, mistress Maddie.

    We don't see many woodpeckers around here. We have lots of finches though. Gold, green and bullfinches aplenty.

    Your dinner looks great. X

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    1. Thank you Christina. I do get a lot of finch also, but of late haven't seen to many golden ones. I do usually get golden and house finch both. I also usually get Downey woodpeckers which are smaller than these red bellied's.

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  19. Perhaps the Jays were making noise to rouse you for their breakfast.
    The peckers? Well, you know what peckers are like! They're greedy - always wanting something! Thanks for the treat. HUGS!

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  20. They look like mischiviois Woody Woodpeckers too! Great photos though. So close.

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