Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Sneaky Woodpecker

 Male Hairy Woodpecker with peanut in his mouth

I was a witness, yes I was! I witnessed blatant thievery in the forest!

 Hairy Woodpecker hiding peanut

 Red-bellied Woodpecker watching

 Trying to get a better look

Getting an even better look!

Got it!!

I am connecting to Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE

42 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

Well spotted and wonderful shots of the action. Happy New Year. To you and may 2015 be a good year for You.

llandudnopictures said...

Very suspicious looking!

Stefan Jansson said...

someone call the bird police!

Great series of photos.

Revrunner said...

It's not thievery if it's just between woodpeckers, right? :-)

eileeninmd said...

Ha, and you were a witness. Awesome series, I love the woodies.. Have a happy day!

Mersad said...

Gorgeous and colorful shots!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

see you there! said...

The best series of bird shots ever!

Darla

Phil Slade said...

Looks like you will need more peanuts about to stop the skulduggery. Lovely shots of the 'peckers.

Sandra said...

love love love this.. the story and the two birds. hubby likes it to, i showed it to him

Pamela Gordon said...

Very nice captures! I had a male and female Hairy at the feeders this morning. Happy New Year to you! I hope your year will be blessed with good health and good times.

William Kendall said...

Such marvelous shots, EG!

Shammickite said...

Naughty birds!

Bethany Carson said...

A peanut thief! Excellent shots and great captions! :)

Mary Hone said...

Great shots. Those guys are hard to photograph because they never sit still.

TexWisGirl said...

hilarious! and you got it all on camera! :)

Judy said...

Wow! You did capture the caper and you have the evidence. Great shots!

Birdman said...

Love to watch them 'work' at the suet I have hanging.

Linda W. said...

Cute photo series!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Great observation and documentation of a crime in progress.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, hilarious indeed and what terrific shots!! You do get the very best!! Thanks as always for sharing with us!! Wishing you and yours a wonderful and very Happy New Year, Tina!! Looking forward to a new year of your wonderful photos!! They are such a great way to start the day -- any day!!

Country Wife said...

Too cute, Happy New Years to you.

visualnorway said...

You are becoming a first-rate bird photographer - and I envy you!

Happy New Year!

RedPat said...

What a devil, EG!

Malyss said...

Pretty boys !
I'll be very busy tomorrow night , so ..

I wish you a Happy New Year !

Neil said...

Great series. Happy New Year.

Alexa T said...

A very prosperous 2015, positive and happy New Year with lots of good cheer and good health, warm wishes of well for you and your loves ones, family and friends! La multi ani! Happy new Year!

Stephanie said...

He is beautiful!

Ginny said...

Wonderful! I guess he stole it after the Hairy had flown off. I did not know that the woodpeckers hid and saved their food!

A Quiet Corner said...

What a little scoundrel!!!! I really was hoping for a hay ending!...:)JP

Cloudia said...

Sweet!





ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
<3

Michelle said...

Funny!

Lisa Gordon said...

What beautiful birds these are!
I wish you a bright and wonderful New Year.

Randy said...

Wonderful close up shots.

Lowell said...

Do you take these in your back yard? Amazing shots of these fine-looking avians. They remind me of how glad I am I don't have to forage in the forest for my food!

Mama Zen said...

These are beautiful!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Fabulous photos of the woodies! Happy New Year to you!

Irma said...

Beautiful series of images of the woodpecker
All perfectly photographed, my compliments.
I wish you and all your loved ones a very happy and healthy 2015.
Best regards, Irma

Ela said...

Wonderful pictures !
Happy New Year !

Judy said...

Such a wonderful capture!!! I bet this happens a lot more than we know...

Chris Rohrer said...

Hehe:) It's funny to watch it all go down. Without a word:) Maybe a squack! Happy New Year to you! All my best. Chris

Marie said...

How funny! I love it! :-)

Hannah said...

I just love woodpeckers, but rarely get to see them up close, your photos are wonderful, I get to see their funny antics up close!

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