Saturday, April 18, 2020

Saturday's Critters #331

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!


If you love all God's creatures like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!

 The Hairy Woodpeckers have been visiting my suet feeder often, a few times a day. This is the male below, you can see the red spot on it's head. 











Here comes the Red-bellied woodpecker in for a landing on the suet.  Make way!!






Mr. Red-bellied Woodpecker says good, now I have the suet all to myself.  

 






Below are the Downy Woodpecker and just a peak at the Pine Warbler  on the other side of the suet feeder.





Celebrate Earth Day April 22nd, we can each do some easy things to help the environment.. Here are some suggestions I found on a Earth Day website. Try walking or ride a bike to places rather than drive, plant a tree,  recycle as much as you can, switch to ebills if you can, plant an organic veggie garden, stop using pesticides, volunteer your time and my favorite is make an oasis for the birds and critters in your yard.  





Thanks to all my visitors and for all the wonderful comments. I appreciate everyone who loves critters and has linked up their critter post.


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Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-Birdin. Thanks to the host Anni.

127 comments:

  1. These beautiful birds re so lucky to have your place as a haven for food and rest. Thanks for reminding me that Earth Day is on 22nd, have to do something nice that day for sure :)

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    1. Thanks so much for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great day.

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  2. it is a busy place at your bird feeder and the woodpeckers are lovely it. I do all the these that are suggested although I do ot have the room for an organic vegetable plot unfortunately. Thanks for hosting, stay safe adn have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Hello Margaret, it is great you are helping our earth. Thanks so much for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great day.

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  3. All good suggestions to ease the confinement we have in this lockdown. However, Aside form small businesses and others who want to open again, I think we need to have 14 days with no new cases before the restrictions are eased. Love the birds at the feeders. I have been saving sunflower szeeds for the winter dining down here, outside , maybe Hugh will need to mAke a bird table.

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    1. Hello Jean, it will be nice to have these restrictions eased. A bird table will be a great attraction for your yard birds. Thanks so much for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week ahead.

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  4. Hello Eileen. I love these woodpeckers. Great photos. Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Hello Anu,
      Thanks so much for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great day.

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  5. The great spotted woodpecker oh I love him and when he knocks on the tree aha he is back when I'm on the go. I probably don't see him for that, so I'll look at you today.
    Have a good Weekend!
    Greetings Elke

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    1. Hello Elke,
      It is wonderful you can see the Great-spotted woodpecker there. Thanks so much for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great day.

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    1. Thanks so much for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great day.

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  7. Love watching the birds share----or not.
    Nice shots
    Have a happy weekend
    MB

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    1. Hello MB,
      Some of the birds do not mind sharing. Thanks so much for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great day.

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  8. Wonderful to have the woodpeckers visit and feed from the suet feeder. I am contributing by growing pesticide free edibles in my garden and recycling as much as I can. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Hello Nancy,
      It is good to have the pesticide free edibles. The home grown veggies save money too. Thanks so much for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great day.

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  9. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful series of photos of the woodpecker.
    Photo 4 is nothing to see unfortunately.
    I enjoyed the photos.
    Do you want to post my link, I can't do that.
    Best regards Irma

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    1. Hello Irma,
      I am glad you enjoyed the woodies. Thanks so much for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great day.

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  10. Hello Eileen,
    I love Woodpeckers … starts with Woody Woodpecker the strip, until after the little or great woodpecker flying around on this earth!
    About Earth Day, I recycle my mess every day and try to be as economical as possible with everything… and not only on Earth Day!
    I wish you a nice weekend!
    Stay healthy, stay at home!

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    1. Hello Ella,
      Thanks for recycling every day, our earth is much happier. Thanks so much for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great day.

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  11. Hari OM
    The birds in flight made me smile - so winner winner!!! Happy weekend. YAM xx

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    1. Hello Yam,
      Thanks so much for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great day.

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  12. Woodpeckers are always nice to watch...they have an uniqueness of their own.
    Thanks for the suggestions about Earth Day.
    Have a nice and safe weekend!

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    1. Hello Luisella,
      We can all do little things to help our Earth.Some are very easy! Thanks so much for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend.

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  13. Lovely shots of woodpeckers and i think all these days of lockdown could be considered as earth day as less machineries and human activities are invilved. Hope you guiys are safe and staying home in peace

    Take care

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    1. Hello,
      Yes, our earth is happy we are on lockdown. There is less pollution in the air and water..Thanks so much for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend.

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  14. how cool to see two species of woodpeckers at the same time. Never happens where I live. All are rare except for the Great spotted one.
    Take care, stay safe. :)

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    1. Hello,
      We have a lot of woodpeckers here, a common sight. Thanks so much for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend.

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  15. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful photos of the woodpecker. They are very hungry!
    Have a nice week!

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    1. Hello Marit,
      Thanks so much for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend.

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  16. Nice photos of the birds enjoying their meals.
    Thanks for hosting, take care and have a lovely weekend.
    Stay safe!

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    1. Hello Bill,
      Yes, they enjoy their meals. Thanks so much for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend.

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  17. que bonitas fotos, los has cogido comiendo, que chulas

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    1. Thanks so much for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend.

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  18. Nice to be able to feature three woodpeckers in one post. I am still trying to find my first sapsucker of the spring.

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    1. Hello David,
      Good luck with the Sapsucker sighting..Thanks so much for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend.

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  19. ...I've given up on my suet feeder for this year, the squirrels have taken over and eat a cake in no time! I use to enjoy seeing the woodpickers. Thanks Eileen for hosting and take care.

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    1. Hello Tom, Those darn squirrels are piggies. Thanks so much for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend.

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  20. Hello Eileen, I loved the Woodpecker photos especially the action photos! Thanks for sharing and hosting this meme. I have linked up today. Be safe. Jo

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    1. Hello Jo,
      The woodpecker action shot was a surprise, I did not see until I had looked at my photos on my computer. Thanks so much for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend.

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  21. Muito lindo tudo,Eileen! beijos, ótimo fim de semana, aqui ainda só EM CASA! chica

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    1. Hello Chica,
      Thank you so much for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend.

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  22. I liked your woodpecker morning Eileen. Looks like you need more feeders to stop those woodpeckers fighting over the goodies on offer. Thanks for the link-up this morning for all us stay-at-homes.

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    1. Hello Phil,
      I do have more than one, they seem to like that suet feeder. Thank you so much for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend.

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  23. It is interesting to see the hairy and downy woodpeckers in the same post. Thank you.

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    1. Hello Marie,
      I am happy these woodies have become daily visitors. Thank you so much for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend.

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  24. I too love woodpeckers, not so much when they peck at the sides of our wooden house! But that seems to be one woodpecker and just twice. Mind you, he did make a small hole in the wall. Luckily we are fervent bird lovers here!

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    1. We have never had a woodpecker peck at our house, I guess there are too many trees around. Thank you so much for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend.

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  25. I don't know if I've seen a Hairy here! What great photos! We have the little Downy in our feeders and they are favs! I love the idea to make an oasis for the birds in your yard. They are a joy to watch. Have a good day and thanks for the party! Hugs, Diane

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    1. Hello Diane,
      The Hairy is a larger bird, it takes up the whole side of the feeder and still hangs over some. The Downy woodie is much smaller. All the birds are a joy to watch, I am a bird nerd. Thank you so much for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend.

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  26. Nice shots of these distinctive looking birds, Eileen. Keep well and take care.

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    1. Hello Nick,
      Thank you so much for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend.

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  27. We see Downys more often and it's funny how much larger the Hairys look when they do show up. Nice photos!

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    1. Hello Brian,

      The Hairy is much bigger, it is bigger than the feeder. Thank you so much for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend.

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  28. the downy is my favorite of the woodpeckers. we saw the red headed one this morning after we heard this really loud noise. he was on the metal gutter to a neighbors house doing the rat a tat tat on the metal. wow. I don't think I have seen a downy in real life. loved the landing on the suet photo...

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    1. Hello Sandra,
      We have never heard the woodies banging on our house, I think we have too many trees around for them to bang on. Thank you so much for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend.

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  29. about earth day I do everything listed except grow a food garden and can't ride a bike

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    1. Thank you for looking our for our Earth! I can't ride a bike either.

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  30. Great shots! Love the picture of the red-bellied coming in to land on the suet!

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    1. Hello Vera,
      Thank you so much for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend.

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  31. hi eileen, i messed up my link, can you delete #26 for me, thanks!!

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  32. i have been seeing a lot of woodpeckers myself, the red-bellied, not the hairy...and of course i see the downey every day. they are beautiful, and your images give us a clear look at how the red bellied got it's name!!

    have a nice weekend eileen, stay safe and stay happy, tomorrow is suppose to be gorgeous!! many thanks for hosting!!

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    1. Hello Debbie,
      The Downy Woodpecker is a sweet woodie. I love seeing them all here. Thank you so much for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend.

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  33. thank you to let's know of male woodpecker by seeing "the red spot on it's head."

    # Stay safe

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    1. Thanks Tanza, stay well and take care. Enjoy your weekend!

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  34. I love the Woodpeckers at the suet thriller, Eileen! It is fun to watch the interactions between the birds.

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    1. Hello,
      It is fun watching them, LOL I am easily entertained. Thank you so much for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend.

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  35. che belle che sono le foto di oggi.
    La natura è bellissima e in questo brutto periodo dove siamo per forza di cose costretti in casa, la apprezziamo ancora di più.

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    1. Hello Stefania,
      Thank you so much for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend.

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  36. You keep on getting lots of visitors to your yard. Nice.

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    1. Hello Red,
      I am happy with all my yard birds. Thank you so much for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend.

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  37. Love the coming in for a landing shot!

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    1. Hello Rose,

      I like that photo too, it was a surprise..Thank you so much for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend.

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  38. I love the woodpeckers. We have downys in our neighborhood.

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    1. Thank you Dee, I am lucky to see various woodies here. Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  39. Great photos and fantastic action shot of that red bellied woodpecker flying in. How rude! But I guess it's every bird for himself out there. :-)

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      Thanks for the comment. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  40. I see that pine warbler, what a pretty yellow it is. Great action shot of the suet landing, lol. Woodpeckers might be annoying to some, but I love to hear them and they are so pretty.

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    1. Hello, Jeanna!
      The Pine warbler male is a bright yellow, very pretty. I love watching all the birds..
      Thank you so much for the comment!
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week ahead.

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  41. It is always a joy to watch birds at a feeder. Their antics can be so funny sometimes :)

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    1. Thanks for the comment. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  42. Hairy and Red Belly both good lookin fellas!

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    1. Hello Ellen,
      Thanks for the comment. Take care, stay safe! Enjoy your day, wishing you a healthy new week!

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  43. Fantastic shots of the woodpeckers ~ ^_^ ~ Coming 'in for a landing' is a neat shot ~ love it!

    Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Hello Carol,
      Thanks for the comment. Take care, stay safe! Enjoy your day, wishing you a healthy new week!

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      Thanks for the comment. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  45. I see your great backyard birds and wish I could put up a feeder again, but it is impossible because the Muscovy Ducks and pigeons will empty it in minutes. We don't see Hairy Woodpeckers here, at least so far. Stay safe!

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    1. Hello Ken, I am lucky to see various woodpeckers here. Thanks for the comment. Take care, stay safe! Enjoy your day, wishing you a healthy new week!

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  46. I enjoy seeing woodpeckers of all varieties. You got some good shots here. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Hello Betty!
      Thanks for the comment. Take care, stay safe! Enjoy your day, wishing you a healthy new week!

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  47. Thank you for sharing your woodpeckers! It's rare for us here in Florida to see a Hairy Woodpecker.
    Hope all is well with you.

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    1. Hello Wally, Thanks for the comment. Enjoy your day, wishing you a healthy new week!

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  49. The red on those woodpeckers sure stand out. I miss having bird feeders out but can't here with the bears.

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    1. Hello Karen, it would be a thrill to see the bears. Thanks for the comment. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  50. Neat photos of the woodpeckers. I often see the Pileated Woodpecker in our woods. I'll have to see if I can get some photos of them. Happy Saturday.

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    1. Hello Heather, thank you for the comment and visit. Take care, enjoy your day!

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    1. Thanks Linda, for the comment and link. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  52. Its good you have the feeders to attract birds for your photos without going out.

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    1. Thansk, Diane! I am easily entertained...have a great day and a happy new week!

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  53. Thanks for adding this post link today. Great addition to I'd Rather B Birdin this week! Your blog is always a treasure Eileen.

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    1. Hello Anni, thanks for the comment. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  54. Beautiful Woodpeckers Eileen, stay safe as well.

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    1. Thanks Bob! Enjoy your day, have a healthy and happy new week!

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  55. these are marvelous shots dear Eileen :)

    i love all the creatures of lord because I LOVE HIM :)

    few days back a woody wood packer i spotted on our tree ,it was joy to look at after all years as they visited inabundance in my native town
    thank you for sharing serene glorious part of nature my freiend!
    stay healthy !
    hugs!

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    1. Hello Baili,
      I enjoy watching the woodpeckers, they are fun to see.
      Thanks for the comment. Take care, stay safe! Enjoy your day, wishing you a healthy new week!

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  56. Woodpeckers are fun to watch they are quite the acrobats at flying and clinging and pretty good in a fight too! Im looking forward to Earth Day and wish more people were in touch with the Planet. Thank you for your comment on Casey it's so quiet here without him, nice to have good blog distractions with wonderful photos and a positive message.

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    1. Hello Sondra,
      I love seeing all these woodies at my feeders, they are fun to watch.
      Thanks for the comment. Take care, stay safe! Enjoy your day, wishing you a healthy new week!

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  57. Hello Eileen,
    This is so fantastic. Wonderful pictures of these woodpeckers. These birds are so nice.
    And at this time when more people are inside his house, you can hear the drumming of the woodpeckers nearby to indicate their territory. That's so nice!!

    Greetings, Marco

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    1. Hello, Marco,
      Thanks so much for the visit and comment. Take care, enjoy your new week!

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  58. What a wonderful bird.
    I love your photos.

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    1. Thanks for the comment and visit. Have a happy day!

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  59. What a lovely group of Woodpeckers! Thank you for hosting, hope you don't mind me hopping on! Have a wonderful week everyone.

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    1. Thanks and you are welcome any time. Enjoy your day, have a great week ahead.

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  60. Two cute woodpeckers and a funny description, I hope they didn't argue about food. Regards.

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    1. Thank you Giga!It is so nice to hear from you.I hope you are doing well, take care. Wishing you a happy new week,

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  61. What great photos!

    I do love the woodpeckers! I always make sure there's suet for them, even though those pesky squirrels eat it more than they do.

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    1. Thanks Kim! The woodies do love the suet. Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  62. As long as they're not pecking on my house, Woodpeckers are one of my favorites. Super suet fans!

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  63. I do like all of these woodpecker photographs.
    Hope you had a good weekend.

    All the best Jan

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  64. Adorei as fotos!!! Mesmo com tanta comida, que chega para todos, os pássaros continuam disputando...
    Maravilhosa forma de assinalar o Dia da Terra!... Pelo menos, ela está se repondo um pouco, aproveitando esta janela de oportunidade, que foi esta pausa forçada, na actividade humana!...
    Beijinhos!
    Ana

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Hello, thank you for visiting my blog. I always appreciate your comments.

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Have a happy day, Eileen

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