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Male Hairy Woodpecker

Today I will just show a gallery of the woodpeckers that came to my yards between June 22 – 25, 2011.  I mostly took the pictures from my windows.  There are two Mallards that camp out in my backyard.  These two “guard ducks” fly and quack loudly when they see or hear me out on the deck.   A lot of the songbirds also take wing at that moment.  I then have to wait several minutes until some of the visiting birds return.  They tend not to fly away if I stay still while out on the deck.  The deck is about twelve feet up so some of the birds do not notice I am there at times.  I am showing a Red-headed Woodpecker, a nearly bald Red-bellied Woodpecker (molting?), a male Hairy Woodpecker (a bit larger than the Downy), and a male Northern Yellow-shafted Flicker.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Red-headed Woodpecker

Red-headed Woodpecker

Male Northern Yellow-shafted Flicker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Male Hairy Woodpecker

Comments on: "Two Days of Woodpecker Visitors" (8)

  1. LOVE those red-heads! could the red-belly be a youngster just finishing out it’s feathers?

    • Hi Texwisgirl, That is a good thought – likely so. Glad you mentioned it. I like the Red-heads myself. I am loving having so many different woodpeckers here. All seven types have been here in the last few months. Have a wonderful day today!

  2. Very cool pictures!! Our feeders are right outside the kitchen door, and when I first open it or stand there, they all fly away. But any further away and the pictures wouldn’t be as good.

  3. The redheaded woodies are beautiful birds. You are so lucky to see them in your yard. Great shots of the woodpeckers. I am also thinking it is a juvie without all the feathers.

    • Hi Eileen, Thanks so much for the confirming comment. I appreciate your I.D. assistance and welcome your experienced bird-watching words of wisdom. Have a super nice evening and a great Tuesday tomorrow!

  4. I like your visitors. I am always amazed at the numbers and variety of woodpeckers that you have there. I see one or two here on occasion, but not the quantity that you have.

    • Hi Montucky, Great climate and environment for woodpeckers here. Lots of hardwood forest and lakes and green grassy golf courses. All seven types of woodpeckers have been here in the past few months in my yards! Have a great day tomorrow!

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