Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Woodpeckers for Bird Photography Weekly

Woodpeckers





Woodpeckers are another of my favorite birds. I am lucky to see the Pileated, Hairy, Downy and the Redbellied Woodpeckers in my yard and neighborhood. I also see the Northern Flicker and in the winter time the YellowBellied Sapsucker. The Redheaded woodpecker I have to travel to see, I am envious of my sister who has them visit her yard and lives just miles to the north. At least I can see them and I did get to see some great Redheaded woodie sightings at the JugBay Sanctuary.


                                      Yellowbellied Sapsucker


Male RedBellied Woodpecker


Redheaded Woodpeckers


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40 comments:

  1. They make me smile. I can't help thinking of the cartoons with Woody Wood Pecker. They look so intent on wood pecking. I like the ones with red heads.

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  2. Great photos! Lucky you a redheaded woodpecker!! I am smiling too! Carol

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  3. Your photo's are beautiful. I have never seen a woodpecker so I am happy I saw a redheaded one on your photo's.

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  4. Those are awesome shots of the woodpeckers. We have one that lives in a tree in our backyard, but he doesn't like us to get near him.

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  5. Beautiful mosaic and fantastic pictures of the birds!

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  6. You are lucky to have seen a red head woodpecker Ellen! So beautiful! I love the sound they make when they are pecking away on a tree...it sounds like soemeone knocking. :-)

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  7. Hmmm....I wonder why they call it a red-bellied woodpecker? Am I missing something, or does it not have a red belly?

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  8. I love woodpeckers too. They're just a neat looking bird. Great photos as usual.

    Also want to let you know I nominated you for a BEST BLOG AWARD.

    You can read about it at Rural Ramblings.

    Enjoy!

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  9. Woodpeckers are such lovely birds! I wish there were some in our garden! Terrific photos you have. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Loved your woodpecker post. I think they are an interesting bird. We have some big nice ones around once in awhile. Was nice seeing the different kind.

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  11. You've captured those woodpeckers so well, they are always a challenge for me. The redheaded ones look quite striking.

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  12. Very nice--red shafted flickers are among my favorite birds. But what a variety you have photographed!

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  13. Oh, I must share your blog with my friends in the Ozark Trails Missouri Master Naturalists. I just finished my classwork there and made Intern. I've met a great group of ladies, called the Girlie Birders, whose passion (obviously) are birds. Your photos are just magnificent!

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  14. Wow, what a beautiful bird. I love the colors. Have a wonderful week :)

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  15. I have seen a common woodpecker here where I live but only twice in 2 years time - I guess I am not out looking to the so often.

    I happy you have seen so many different one and that you have taken photos so we can see them too, thank you.

    Maria Berg

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  16. Wow, cool! There were plenty of those black & red ones in the forest next to the house were I used to live. Now it's just pigeons in my yard.

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  17. i don't like these critters on my HOUSE, but they're beautiful!

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  18. You have more than I have. I don't have the Pileated Woodpecker but saw it across the street once and got a picture of that. I have never seen the red-headed one here.

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  19. Please come visit to get an Award from me...

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  20. Wow, you had a lot of varied woodpeckers in your neighborhood. Great photos of them!

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  21. you have a lot to woodpeckers :)
    We don´t have those you show here so, nice to see.

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  22. Eileen: You sure get a wide variety of woodpeckers, how lucky.

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  23. Woodpeckers are fun to watch. Hairy woodpeckers and downies are regulars in my yard, but I'm jealous that you have a pileated, which I have to wlk in the forest to see.

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  24. Really like your photos of the woodpeckers! Love//Eva

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  25. what super photos Eileen, you are so lucky to see so many varieties of Woodpecker's.

    Gill in Canada

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  26. The readheadeds here (MI) are very shy and wary of people - it's great that you have a nearby place where you can see them!

    Three Rivers Daily Photo

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  27. Your photography is amazing! And what pretty birds!

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  28. Nice photos of a bird we don't get down here.

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  29. Wonderful photos and 'woodpecker' mosaic ... your post reminds me of my brother who once made a woodpecker door-knocker out of wood in his high school shop class. I dropped by to let you know I've left you a little something at Sacred Ruminations today.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  30. I envy you for being able to see all them little Beauties :D!
    Lovely shots.
    Woodpeckers always make me smile!

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  31. I love woodpeckers and these are quite nice.

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  32. Fascinating! Enjoyed my visit with you.

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  33. I love woodpeckers, too. You have a nice variety to show. I don't see the red-headed that often, and they are quite striking.

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  34. Wow!, that's a good variety of Woodpeckers!

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  35. Woodpeckers are just great! And some nice shots here, Eileen!!

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  36. ...love your Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. I only saw one last winter. Hope to catch another this winter. I also have to travel to see the Red-headed Woodpecker.

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  37. Eileen you are so lucky to get this many woodpecker species in your yard. I love woodpeckers and have put up feeders for them just this last year. My favorite shot is the Red-bellied Woodpecker eating the suet.

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Hello, Thanks for stopping by my blog. This is my blog about the birds I see, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. They might not always be the best of photos because I like to keep photos as a record of where and when I see them.
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