Friday, December 10, 2010

Fearless Hairy/ Camera Critters

Hairy woodpecker hanging from a feeder filled with peanuts

Yum! Peanuts! On a snowy day, nothing tastes better!


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27 comments:

George said...

This is a great picture of the woodpecker. I'm glad he was able to get his snack.

Jacob said...

What a fine photograph. You even got him with a peanut in his beak! That's pretty amazing. Good-looking bird, too. Down here the red-headed woodpeckers like our palm trees...rascals can make a mess in now time.

Re your question/comment about palm trees. We used to live in Scottsdale, and I don't think the palms are different there. Perhaps the Phoenix area has more of the Royal Palms. But, I'm no expert on palm trees...so take that for what's it worth. :-)

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Rose said...

They sure get their exercise in getting their food!

Dimple said...

Really good shot! I like hairy and downey woodpeckers--we have both here--but they don't come to the feeders very often. I think they're more shy than the chickadees!

Randy said...

What a handsome little fellow. I can't wait until they come back here.

Kathy said...

I'd take peanuts over suet any day!

cieldequimper said...

I wouldn't even have known this was a woodpecker! I wouldn't mind peanuts either even though it is now... raining.

Kate said...

Terrific shot! Your feeder looks very much like the finch feeder we have in our backyard, now covered by a heavy layer of recent snowfall. PS. Check Leif's Eagan post for this Sat. for a surprise!!

see you there! said...

I love bird watching through your camera.

Darla

Cezar and Léia said...

Amazing bird, so sweet, I'm so enchanted by the "little red"spot in his head, it's beautiful!
Hugs
Léia

Birdman said...

Love peanuts too. Nice close-up.

Farmchick said...

Fine shot and I like seeing his little toes grasping the feeder. Glad he got his snack.

Leif Hagen said...

That's a great portrait of that handsome birdie!

Y. Ikeda said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog. What a great capture of the little bird! He is so keen on having a snack!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Gary said...

Hairy's are common up here;but never dull. Nice shot. Gary & Boom from the Vermilon River.

Mike B. @ slugyard.com said...

Cool visitor! I've always wondered what the "purpose" of the red spot is. I'll have a photo of a downy woodpecker up sometime tonight.

VP said...

Absolutely perfect!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Great capture!

allhorsestuff said...

Neat! I had no idea they would come down to a bird feeder!

Powell River Books said...

A few years ago I saw a woodpecker nesting in a tree behind my Mom's condo but since then nothing. It was so much fun to watch working up and down the tree. - Margy

Martha Z said...

There are lot's of woodpeckers in the nearby oak woodland. I've been wondering if they would come here if I put out the right food.

Tricia said...

Awww, I bet they ARE tasty on a cold winter day... he needs a ledge to rest on! heheheee =)
Very crisp close-up!

Woody said...

Note to self, get feeder with peanuts to attract woodpeckers. I just got a 200mm telephoto that I'm dying to use.

ladyfi said...

Wow - fantastic close-up!

The Paw Relations said...

What a great capture!

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jijie said...

Awesome Photo!
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Jenn Jilks said...

Just priceless! I can't get this close to ours!

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