Saturday, January 24, 2009

Downy Woodpecker/ Camera Critters

Woody spends a lot of time at our suet feeder.

As you can see, he let me get quite close...but he has his eye on me.


To join in the Camera Critter fun, visit Misty Dawn's site at http://camera-critters.blogspot.com

26 comments:

Natural Moments said...

Downy's have got to be the cutest of the woodpeckers.

RuneE said...

You must have been pretty close (or had a powerful lens) to get that one!

PS Today we have sleet...

judi said...

He maybe thought he was wearing his camo, and blended in with the feeder. :) Wonderful shot and I like you other blog too!

George said...

What a great picture of the Downy.

Mary said...

Awww, they are such cute little guys... :)

Small City Scenes said...

He's a-lookin' alright. They are the cutest little guys. MB

Jarart said...

Awesome!

June said...

Great close up shot!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

We have a pair of downys as well, but I've not been quick enough to get a good photo yet. Your suet feeder looks very sturdy. Is it squirrel proof? Wonderful photo!

Flo said...

Beautiful!!! I love seeing animals (birds) we don't have here in Hawaii.

Tammy said...

Wow! What a great shot!

ViennaDaily said...

I have never for once in my photographic life (?) had the chance to profile bird aside from crows and pigeons lol...I dont see any here anyways...Thanks for sharing a wonderful photo!

Carletta said...

Terrific shot!
I love how his feathers seem to mimic the feeder.

Grammy said...

A wonderful photo!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Adrienne,
YES! The suet feeder is indeed squirrel proof. My husband drilled a hole in a wok (purchased at a garage sale), which is upside down a few feet off the ground on a pole next to a shrub rose. So far, no squirrel has figured out how to climb around the upside-down wok.

A few squirrels have leaped the distance from my husband's workshop roof to the pole...and landed in the prickly roses. Each squirrel does that ONCE, then is amazingly content to eat leftover sunflower seeds the birds toss out of the nearby sunflower seed feeder.

Mamapippa said...

I never saw one in real life . Love the photo !

Leanne said...

Cute woodpecker we don't have them here.

Norm said...

wow! super beautiful, nice color and gorgeous. Check out my lizard here and thanks for the visit.

Larry Jordan said...

Great close up of the Downy, Tour Guide! They are definitely one of the cutest woodpeckers, but I like them all!

Dianne said...

love his spots!!

Willard said...

A beautiful bird and a good capture.

Darla said...

Wow, that's a great capture here!

twobarkingdogs said...

Fabulous photo! Thanks for Sharing.

Babooshka said...

Incredible. I miss woodpeckers, another bird not found here. Really sharp shooting.

Mojo said...

Amazing! I've never been able to get so close to a bird as that. Not remotely. Great shot!

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