Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Black-cheeked Woodpecker

I am linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

For this weeks Wild Bird I am sharing the Black-cheeked Woodpecker seen in Belize.  It is not a lifer for me because I first saw this bird in Costa Rica.



The Black-cheeked woodpecker is a resident breeder from southwest Mexico south to Ecuador.


They have  a black patch thru the eyes and on the cheeks and a yellow forehead. The crown is red in the male and black on the female.


These woodpeckers nest in an unlined hole in a dead tree. They feed on insects but will go for the fruit and nectar. Woodpeckers have always been one of my many favorite birds. I love them all.
I hope you enjoyed my post..


Thanks for stopping by my post and for all the nice comments.

Join in and post your birdies and to see more beautiful and wonderful bird photos please visit:
 Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday and Michelle's  Nature Notes.  Thanks to our host Michelle our host Stewart.  Happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

62 comments:

from Madrid said...

Very nice bird !

Tomás.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Eileen Fantastic shots of the Woodpeckers. Have a great week. thanks for linking me.

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, what lovely captures of the Black-cheecked Woodpecker and its young! This is one of our favorite birds as well! Have a great day. Jo

Helma said...

Ohhhh .... this is so wonderful to see Eileen!
Woodpecker have beautifully photographed and so much fun that young woodpecker just came out of the hole of the nest. I find this really fantasist itself to see :-)

Sikora Modraszka said...

Your blog is amazing.Photos are very great.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!Great shots of the woodpecker bird!!Gorgeous pictures!!I like the photo with the woodpeckers nest!So cute watching from the tree hole!!
Have a happy week!!Hugs!!
Dimi...

A Quiet Corner said...

Love that little one, Eileen!...:)JP

✿ chica said...

Que amor! Lindo! beijos,tudo de bom,chica

Lynne said...

I liked seeing the woodpeckers too.
However, we do not appreciate the hole drilling they make on the cedar on our house . . .
There are plenty of trees around us . . . I holler that news to them when I hear the tap, tap, tap!

Beth of "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love the peeking out shot. too fun! ( :

retriever said...

Wonderfull bird, have a nice day, here in belgium it is summer.

A wondering star said...

Great photos, ....... - they are beautiful birds. I have Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) in the garden every winter and spring!
Wishing you a happy week ahead!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Excellent shot .. Congrats and best regards from Madrid... :-)))

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Nice shots :)

Icy BC said...

Oh he is a handsome one and I have only seen downy woodpecker around here. Beautiful shots!

Stephanie said...

Fabulous images of the woodpeckers.

TexWisGirl said...

handsome bird!

Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Beautiful pictures of the woodpecker.
The young woodpecker in the tree is beautiful.

thewovenspoke said...

Hi Eleen, nice shots I like woodpeckers too. Have a good week.

orchid Miyako said...

Oh, colorful Black-cheeked woodpecker from you again, Eileen♡♡♡ Lovely to see the adorable young one form the unlined hole♬♬♬

Sending you lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Minoru Saito said...

Hi,Eileen. Very vute wood ^pecker photos! Similar wood-peckers live in our country too. Thanks for sharing.

Marie said...

They are great woodpeckers and I love that you've seen them before! Nice shots. When I was at the end of this post I scrolled down and gazed longingly again at that first photo on your last post! sigh :-)

Sue said...

Hi Eileen
I agree with you---never saw a woodpecker I didn't like. They're all neat!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

He's a beautiful bird! I love all the woodpeckers.

Gail Dixon said...

I had no idea this woodpecker existed until just now. This is what I love about blogging and following other birding blogs. You captured him beautifully!

Ailime said...

Hello Eileen, spectacular photos! Woodpeckers are lovely!
Hugs, Ailime

Karen said...

I love woodies too! Great shots of this handsome guy!

Ela said...

Great captured these beautiful birds ! Greetings :)

June Caedmon said...

Woodpeckers are some of my favorites, too, Eileen! Thanks for sharing these great shots!

Gunilla Bäck said...

It's a very handsome woodpecker. Have a happy week!

Linda W. said...

Cute bird! Love his red head. And the shot of the female peeking out of the hole is cute too.

Our photos said...

What a beautiful bird

Andrew Fulton said...

A beautiful little bird...

pattisjarrett said...

I like woodpeckers, too. Cute shot of it peeking out of the hole in the trunk.

Marie-Anne said...

Oh, I always loved woodpeckers although I have never seen one!!!!
Your photos are wonderful!!

Susan said...

Dear Eileen, many thanks for your visit. I'm always fascinated by Woodpeckers and yours are great photos.
Also, I must say how pretty your header photo is - such a delight as it opens :D)

Frank said...

Nice to see a different Woodie. Have a good week Eileen.

Pat said...

Super shots of this little beauty.

Rambling Woods said...

Not a lifer? .... I don't know how you get photos of these birds with all the trees and leaves... Amazing. Thank you so much for linking in Eileen. It is always appreciated... Michelle

Brian King said...

That is one good looking woodpecker!

Happyone said...

I too like the woodpeckers. You got some great shots of this guy. He is a beautiful bird.

Carver said...

Great shots of the woodpeckers and love seeing the one peeking out of the hole in the tree.

Susie@life-change-compost.com said...

Thanks for stopping by to visit Eileen. Beautiful photos! We have both Hairy and Downy Woodpeckers in our yard in Portland, OR and I treasure seeing them going after the suet on cold days. They can finish one cake of suet in a day! But they leave the tidbits for the little guys who tend to scratch on the ground like the Juncos. Your shots are outstanding.

Felicia said...

he's handsome dude.

Kerry said...

This is one kind of woodpecker I have not heard of. I do like woodpeckers; we have pileated ones nearby.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful to see a new Woodpecker Eileen.

Phil Slade said...

Some really nice photos of your woodpecker Eileen. Such an attractive and colourful pecker. Like the last shot of the young one waiting for mom and dad!

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) Nice of you to stop by my blog, and leave a nice comment.

I'm intrigued by this Woodpecker. I never knew it exsisted until I saw it here.He's a beauty! Well captured!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Oh, these are super. Love the little one best of all....it steals the show.

EG CameraGirl said...

One look at this bird and it's obviously a member of the woodpecker family. :) I really like the photo of it poking its head out its hole. Nice!

Katarina said...

Hi, Eileen! I love wood peckers too, and this variety is unknown to me. Great shots!

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent shots of this beautiful bird. MB

maryaustria said...

A beautiful woodpecker! I like them and the sound the make!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great woodpecker and so cool to see it in his hole!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

A beautiful woodpecker - great photos! I love the patterns on their feathers, above and below. - Karen

Elaine said...

Pretty fellow!

amanda | wildly simple said...

They've always been among my favorite birds, too!

Debbie said...

Awesome captures of the woodpecker!! I don't see those!!

Debbie said...

oh I guess they are not around here!! I am reading in the car!!

NatureFootstep said...

I love he image of teh pecker looking out of it´s home. :)

Pat Tillett said...

I love woodpeckers, they have so much personality. Nice photos.

Wally Jones said...

Beautiful!

That would be a new species for me. Very nice photos!

Lake Erie, Pennsylvania

Happy Thanksgiving, wishing everyone a great day! Be safe if you are traveling to eat your turkey dinner. I am publishing this post a day e...