Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Red-headed Woody/World Birds

 Red-headed woodpecker

This woody had been working on a hole a little further down the tree, perhaps this year's nesting place.  It scuttled up the tree so I wouldn't know where it had been working.

Sitting on a branch wondering when CameraGirl would go away

This tree will be a great spot in a deciduous woods close to a swamp where the woody can find plenty of insects, berries, fruit, seeds, mice, bird eggs...all the goodies it loves to eat.
I am linking to World Bird Wednesday.

50 comments:

Sandra said...

he is most definitely watching you.

see you there! said...

He definitely wants to get back to work. I can't believe the detail in this photo.

Darla

Jill said...

He is gorgeous! Do you think he is stalking you? ;)

TexWisGirl said...

very handsome.

Judy @ daily yarns said...

He's so beautiful! I've only seen one once here.

RuneE said...

I'm used to woodpeckers with a green back, nut not a redhead - nice!

Lois Evensen said...

He's a very pretty fellow. :)

Paul in Powell River said...

They are always nice to see, much less photograph!

Dave said...

its a lovely species - a new one for me too

Thanks for posting it this week
Dave

Barb said...

Awesome bird!

Adam Jones said...

Great looking birds and stunning photos.

Susan said...

What a beautiful bird! Great shots!

Stephanie said...

His head coloring is so vibrant.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

They are such beautiful birds and one I rarely see.

Giga said...

Piękny i ciekawością patrzy na Ciebie, jak Ty na niego. Pozdrawiam.
A beautiful and curiously looks at you like you on it. Yours.

RedPat said...

Wow - he's a handsome guy!

Crafty Gardener said...

Amazing photos of the red headed woodpecker.

Amy Burzese said...

Beautiful bird!

Kerri said...

What a beautiful bird!

mick said...

Great photos of a very colorful bird.

Gary said...

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

Janie said...

Great portrait of the woodpecker! He's a handsome fellow with his bright red head.

BlueShell said...

Absolutely amazing!
Great shots, Bshell

Oh...I thank you for visiting: it is a privilege to me!
Bshell

Reader Wil said...

How colourful these birds are! Very striking colours.

eileeninmd said...

I think they are one of the prettiest woodpeckers. Great shots!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

He's beautiful. And I'm glad he wasn't able to hide from your camera. Thanks.

Halcyon said...

Beautiful! We had tons of these guys in our yard back in Mississippi. Nice to see that they're here in Canada too. :)

Viola said...

What a beautiful bird you have got here! :) as the photos also!
I like the red head, what a contrast to the rest of it!

Birdman said...

Striking bird shot.

Dimple said...

We have woodpeckers here, but not this variety; I've never seen a red-headed one in life. These are great photos!

missing moments said...

He is so gorgeous. I haven't seen a red-headed woodpecker forever! We used to see them all the time on the farm in Iowa when I was a kid.

Jack said...

He is a handsome one.

Michelle said...

Love that red head!

LONDONLULU said...

You take such terrific bird photos - amazing detail here!

Randy said...

Wow, you can't miss this little guy.

Springman said...

I want to see a Red-headed woodpecker but just don't seem to be able to find one. Thanks for sharing yours!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

A good looking red head.

heyBJK said...

Beautiful shots! Love that bright red head!

NatureStop said...

Love that red-head:)Thanks for sharing and have a great day.

Shantana

cieldequimper said...

Oh great!I heard one on Sunday but never got to see it!

Ann said...

looks like the family I have in Singapore. May be they fly to Singapore in winter.LOL

Linda said...

It would be amazing to capture a shot like this! What a gorgeous photo and closeup!

bailey-road.com said...

Terrific captures!

NewMexiKen said...

My nemesis bird! Although I have seen Red-heads in the past, since taking up photography I keep failing to get a photo. My latest miss was only days ago, but I did get a shot of its hole! Very nice images!

Carver said...

The red headed woodpecker is a beauty!

Lowell said...

These are superb shots...what fantastic color...and I love that 2nd shot where it is obviously taking your measure to see if you're a good or bad person and whether it should fly away!

George said...

We have a family of red-headed woodpeckers around our house. They sometimes come to the suet feeder and we've lately been seeing a juvenile come as well. We don't have any great pictures like yours, though.

Marie said...

Great woodpecker shot!

NatureFootstep said...

no doubt how it got it´s name. :) Great shots. :)

Rose said...

A red headed woodpecker came to the stuff I put out for the oriole...but I could not get near the window without him flying. He came the first evening and did not come back.

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