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Woodpecker Wednesday!


These two handsome and busy Red-bellied Woodpeckers were spotted yesterday late in the afternoon.   I am in Tennessee taking care of some personal business this week.  I have limited Internet access.   Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!



Woodpecker Wed. A Young Red Bellied


I took these pictures here on my street yesterday morning.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photograph.  Enjoy!

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A Florida Woodpecker Wednesday

Red-headed Woodpecker

Red-headed Woodpecker

I am totally thrilled to have found a colony of woodpeckers just outside the gates of the development where I now live.  I took these pictures from the street of an area of huge, ancient Pines.  Some of these trees are mere shells of trunks and limbs.  These trees have become a home to Red-headed Woodpeckers, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, and possibly, some Hairy Woodpeckers.

I am including a picture I snapped of what likely is a Hairy Woodpecker in flight (very small light-colored woodpecker flying from dead tree).   Please excuse the poor quality of the pictures.  The trees where these woodpeckers live are on private fenced-in property, and are a long way from the street.  I took some of these pictures during the first week of May, 2013, and also on June 2, 2013.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Hairy Woodpecker?

Hairy Woodpecker?

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It’s Woodpecker Wednesday!

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These two Red-bellied Woodpeckers were up in two different Oaks in my old neighborhood in Cumberland County, TN when I took these pictures on March 5, 2013.  The chatty birds were doing what woodpeckers often do, which is scout for insects, nuts or fruits to eat.  I think I startled one of the birds which promptly flew off.  The Red-bellied Woodpeckers are fun to watch.  They use their long curved claws to walk seemingly upside down along branches and the trunks of trees.  I really enjoy seeing woodpeckers and am quite glad that there are several woodpeckers in the new neighborhood in Florida where I will be living soon!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Woodpecker Wednesday

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There are Red-bellied Woodpeckers in this neighborhood.  One lives in the Oak forest at the front of my place along the street.  Another lives just at the shoreline of the little private community lake across the road.  The third lives in an Oak grove across the road and down the street a little bit.  My resident woodpeckers seem to have moved along towards the street end of the place here.  Oh well.

Come Spring, the Red-headed Woodpeckers and Northern Yellow-shafted Flickers will be back here.  We also may see one or more of the Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers in coming months.  Who can tell?  I sure am happy to have the Red-bellied Woodpeckers around all-year long.  I took these pictures on Feb. 4, 2013 and again on Feb. 5, 2013 in my yard and along the street just in front here.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!  My apologies for this showing up later than usual.  I had thought I posted but I think I left the site too soon and the post was incomplete.  Oops!

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Another Woodpecker Wednesday

This Red-bellied Woodpecker has been coming to the bird seed feeder at least once a day for a few weeks now.  I wondered how well it would cope using a regular bird feeder, and well, it has learned how to obtain the seeds quite easily.  It basically takes the chosen seed with its claw and paws the seed out of the hole.  When that does not work well, it will also use its long pointed bill to help scoop the seed out.  The result is that the woodpecker has learned to get Sunflower Seed out of the feeder tube.

So, I have now seen the Red-headed Woodpecker, the little Downy Woodpecker, and the Red-bellied Woodpecker feed at the bird feeder here in this yard!  I took these pictures yesterday afternoon, Nov. 13, 2012, in my yard.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Woodpecker in Charge

This Red-bellied Woodpecker is now in residence here in the yard.  It is definitely the “Boss” among the songbirds in the yard.  When the Red-headed Woodpecker family migrated South for the Winter, the Red-bellied Woodpeckers moved in.  The small flock of Red-bellied Woodpeckers has been in the area all Summer.  They had lived in the Oaks along the street end of the property near the gulch.  Now, they have prime real estate in fine Oaks next to the pond and yes, very close to the bird feeder.  I took these pictures in my yard on Nov. 2, 2012.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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