Friday, March 4, 2011

Downy Woodpecker/ Camera Critters

Downy woodpecker eating shelled peanuts

Last Monday morning this male downy treated himself to peanuts in this feeder right outside my kitchen door.

And click HERE to see a photo of a hairy woodpecker eating peanuts at this same feeder in December.

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33 comments:

Beyond My Garden said...

Wow you really zoomed in. Downies are so sweet.

texwisgirl said...

Great shot!

Kathy said...

What a fuzzy little belly he has! And a cute red cap too!

SouthernSass said...

I am going to get a feeder this weekend. I keep stalking my neighbor's, but it would be so much fun to have my own. Nice shot!

LDH said...

What a pretty bird and what a great capture! Beautiful!

Wren said...

I love the downies. They have such personality.

Farmchick said...

Excellent macro!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What an incredible closeup photo. Great job.

Paulie said...

Gorgeous!

George said...

This is a great picture of the Downy.

Small City Scenes said...

Nice closeup. Ya did good.

I like the wibbly reflection in the previous post.

I am not on track yet. I can't keep up with myself. LOL MB

Ann said...

woodpeckers and peanuts. I didn't know they eat peanuts.

Andy said...

Great close up. I'd like to get my hands on lens like yours. I've already got the bird feeder and get mostly sparrows.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

He is such a cute little fella.
I have them at the feeders as well,and enjoy every visit.

Kate said...

Oops! I've been forgetting all the memes I enjoy, especially this one. But you are doing yeoman's service for the likes of me. Terrific photo of this active bird.

Judy said...

Great shot! He looks so soft.

Halcyon said...

Oh my... isn't he just the cutest thing? He looks so tiny! Glad you caught him at the feeder. What a treat!

Shammickite said...

That's a good shot of him eating his breakfast.
Which reminds me, I haven't had breakfast yet.

Patti said...

Great closeup! That is a remarkable capture, EG.

I wish I could snap something like that sometime. It would help if I had a bird feeder. haha

Happy Saturday ~

Birdman said...

Great capture.

Rambling Round said...

Fantastic closeup of this little redhead.

Gary said...

Nice shot of the Downey!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Dianne said...

he's so sweet :)
there is a woodpecker across the way from me
I have never seen him although I hear him all the time

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Very nice closeup! So what's the diff between a "downy woodpecker" and a "hairy woodpecker"?

The hairy one seemed to have longer claws.

Rainy season in Florida is usually the summertime when we often get afternoon showers. Which is nice 'cause it tends to cool things down.

Amila Kanchana said...

What a cool bird to have in your garden!

SandyCarlson said...

Utterly amazing. You are so very good at what you do.

Kay L. Davies said...

Right outside your door! What a treat! Super photo.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Leif Hagen said...

A cool camera critter close-up! I like to eat peanuts, too! Ha!

ladyfi said...

Wow - fabulous close-up!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful capture of the Downy! they are one of my favorite yardbirds.

Nikki-ann said...

Wonderful capture. I wish we had visitors like that :)

Jenn Jilks said...

Just amazing. VERY well done.
Did you get rain/snow, too? WHEW. I had to have a bath..my arms are so sore!
Cheers from S.E. Ontario Cottage Country!

Janie said...

Great photo of a cute little guy. His beak is just the right size to reach in for a treat.

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