Saturday, November 23, 2019

Saturday's Critters #310

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This day started as a woodpecker day, first I heard the Northern Flicker in my yard. The Flicker was heard but I could not find it to take a photo. During our walk later, I saw two Red-bellied Woodpeckers on the same tree. A Hairy Woodpecker on a tree across the trail. On the way back we saw the Pileated Woodpecker. 


The male Red-bellied Woodpecker, their entire crown and nape are red.


 The male Red-bellied Woodpecker and the male Pileated Woodpecker, both seen on distant trees. I cropped these photos below.


The male Pileated Woodpecker has a red mark on the malar, it looks like a red mustache.  





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100 comments:

  1. That was YOUR lucky day! So MANY woodpeckers.

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  2. Hari OM
    Well-captured!!! Happy weekend. YAM xx

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  3. Underbart med dessa hackspettar som du har i din närhet. Här har hackspettarna minskat oroväckande, en del arter är starkt hotade i naturen, deras livsmiljöer försvinner med det moderna skogsbruket.

    Trevlig helg!

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  4. Always lovely to see Woodpeckers Eileen so thanks for sharing these images. Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  5. Both the woodpeckers are beautiful birds. We seldom get to see a woodpecker here and I have not seen a woodpecker up close. Thank you for hosting and have a beautiful weekend!

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  6. They are unique birds, with own peculiar style of flying, crying and behaving.
    I like them all.
    Thanks for sharing all these different woodpeckers.
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  7. life around you is stunning through each sight dear Eileen!

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  8. Hello,

    Beautiful photos of the woodpeckers! The red color are so nice on them.
    Have a nice weekend!

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  9. Que lindos! Adorei todas fotos! Ótimo fim de semana! beijos, tudo de bom,chica

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  10. Nice to have an assortment of woodpeckers. I have not yet seen a Hairy Woodpecker in our local patch, though I did have a "trifecta" of Pileated, Red-bellied and Downy Woodpeckers. Oh, and a flicker, so it was a "quadrifecta." Missed the sapsucker, though.

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    1. I love all the woodpeckers! Thank you Ken, I appreciate your comment and visit. Enjoy your day!

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  11. I like woodpeckers snd these are nie ones :)

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  12. What beautiful fascinating photos of this woodpecker!
    I'm happy to be there!
    Have a Happy weekend!
    Greetings from Germany
    Elke

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  13. ...the touch of red sure brightens the landscape now. Thanks Eileen for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.

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  14. Nice shots! You got some beautiful woodpeckers.
    Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.

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  15. Great pair to come across, Eileen. Both species are quite common and I see Red-bellied all the time, Pileated not so much.

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  16. What beautiful birds these are, Eileen! Have a great new week.

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  18. I love the woodpeckers. Such a variety of shapes, shades and sizes!
    Thanks for hosting. Have a great one! (I'm a wreck!)

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  19. I always consider it a good day if I see a Woodpecker. The see three or four and of different species would be most unusual. You are fortunate indeed Eileen to have all those trees so near.

    Thanks for the picture party this week.

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  20. We also have both of these around, though the Pileated's don't show themselves very often.

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  21. They are such determined little creatures. Their skulls must be super strong.

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    1. My head would be hurting, banging on the tree. Thank you Marie, I appreciate your comment and visit. Enjoy your day!

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  22. One of the joys of Winter is that we see more Woodpeckers!
    Have a wonderful day!

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  23. I love seeing AND hearing the Pileated when we're out in the woods. I'm not sure I've seen a Hairy. I need to find out more about that one. We see SO many woodpeckers here and yesterday the Robins arrived. Hundreds of them in the backyard and on the golf course. It's winter! lol Happy weekend!

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    1. Hello Diane, the Hairy is bigger than the Downy. It also has a thicker longer bill. Thank you, I appreciate your comment and visit. Enjoy your day!

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  24. Nice Woodpecker day! Enjoyed your photos of the day.

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  25. Woodpeckers seem to be quite active here now. They are almost the only birds I have been seeing although I did see a heron this week. Thanks for hosting us, Eileen!

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  26. Terrific find & photos Eileen, as always!

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    1. Thanks for linking up this weekend.

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  27. awwww, it was the day of the woodpecker for sure!! i rarely see the flickers and when i do, i can be found at the window...for most of the day. i rarely get a picture. i do see the red bellied woodpeckers pretty frequently but have never seen the pleated in my yard or anywhere else in my travels!!

    nice pictures, have a great week and many thanks for hosting!!

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  28. Brilliant Woodpeckers Eileen, have a beautiful weekend.

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  29. You know the pileated woodpecker is comming by it's size...crow size.

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    1. The Pileated is a large bird! Thank you Red, I appreciate your comment and visit. Enjoy your day!

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  30. Coincidentally I am showing two pileated woodpeckers in my post. I can see the extra touch of red on one that identifies the male, but can't tell with the other. I was so excited to watch these really large birds, compared to the usual song birds. O have yet to see a red bellied one though they are around here. Exciting!

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    1. hello Jocelyn, I enjoyed your Pileated photo. Thank you, I appreciate your comment and visit. Enjoy your day!

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  31. Like the Pileated woodpecker. Saw one of them out back the other day.

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  32. both of these make quiet the racket pecking. I have been know to threaten to do away with the pileated.. they do a lot of damage to fence and house and roof.. the little one is just noisy. they are pretty to look at though.

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    1. I have never seen the woodies banging on our house. Thank you Sandra, I appreciate your comment and visit. Enjoy your day!

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  33. Woodpeckers are so cool unless they decide to peck at the side of your house, lol. Since I live in an apartment I've never had that problem and actually never saw one over here and this area is full of wildlife. Actually too much as a big fat mouse has invaded my place and I believe other apartments in this building. Great photos, I love that red crown.

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    1. Thank you Jeanna! The woodies have lots of trees to bang on here. I appreciate your comment and visit. Enjoy your day!

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  36. Fantastic photos and so colorful of our 'feathered friends' ~ always great nature shots here!

    Happy Day to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  38. Woodpeckers are so industrious! They don't ssf tick around here in winter, but come springbvb they are hard at work looking for bugs!

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  39. Such a beautiful bird. We've been fortunate enough that they haven't pecked on our house. :)

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  40. Woody, Woody woodpecker what sweet captures! Beautiful moments in nature, and thankfully not a lot of wintry photos yet, here as well. The next few days are going to be more like autumn then autumn was! I can't believe it's almost Thanksgiving it seems the days keep moving too quickly! Enjoy your weekend and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Eileen.

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  41. What a great woodpecker day! I love seeing them...whether in real life or on blogs.

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  42. I love the woodpecker. Both the colouring and the sound they make.

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  43. We have woodpeckers up at the cabin on Powell Lake. I enjoy hearing them from a distance. One year a Flicker decided our back wall was perfect to drill for a next. It took days of shooing and putting up fluttering bright objects to deter her. My friend's cabin wall has been used as a nesting site twice. Even after boarding it up, the Flicker returned the following year and drilled a hole in the exact same spot. - Margy

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  44. There is something exciting about a pileated woodpecker!

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    1. I agree, love seeing the Pileated! Thank you Linda, I appreciate your comment and visit. Enjoy your day!

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  45. Ps...thanks for stopping by and enjoying the ranch hand breakfast with me!

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  46. Maravilloso Eileen ese pájaro es bellísimo.
    Te deseo un buen domingo .
    Un abrazo.

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  47. As you know, Eileen, I, too, am a huge fan of our resident Woodpeckers! In fact, I think Kat has deveolped a fondness for their activity as well...LOL!...:)jp

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  48. Hello Eileen
    of course I forgot to link again so I will do that at your next party ;-)
    The photos I see in your blog of these woodpeckers are really very beautiful. As you know I love woodpeckers and this is really so beautiful!
    Have a nice new week.
    Greetings, Helma

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  49. There is something about woodpeckers that give me big smiles and I have one right now!

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  50. I think I told you last week that I had my new feeders filled and rady. It has been a slow start, but I'm encouraged that I'm seeing woodpeckers today for the first time -- Yay!! But the Pileated Woodpecker is truly the top prize to see! Great pictures Eileen!!

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  51. I love woodpeckers. They're such a fun bird! I once found a funny comparison between hummingbirds and woodpeckers.

    Hummingbird: "I will sip the nectar from this flower while dancing a graceful air ballet."

    Woodpecker: "Imma stab the bugs outta this tree with my face-knife!"

    Hope it made you smile too.
    Have a great week. It's supposed to be very cold in my neck of the woods.

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  52. Such lovely colouring … I enjoyed seeing these :)

    All the best Jan

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